Table 3

Characteristics of care coordination measure instruments
Characteristics No. (%) of measure instruments
Patient age
Children 21 (22%)
Adults 49 (51%)
Older adults 19 (20%)
Not age specific 24 (25%)
Not applicable 12 (13%)
Patient condition
Chronic conditions 14 (15%)
Multiple chronic conditions 7 (7%)
Cancer/Oncology 11 (11%)
Mental illness & substance use disorders 9 (9%)
Children with special health care needs 10 (10%)
End-of-life 2 (2%)
Other conditions 10 (10%)
General population/not condition-specific 47 (49%)
Not applicable 12 (13%)
Setting
Inpatient care facility 24 (25%)
Emergency care facility 3 (3%)
Primary care facility 56 (58%)
Other outpatient specialty care facility 21 (22%)
Behavioral health care facility 7 (7%)
Long-term care facility 5 (5%)
Home health care 3 (3%)
Other setting* 1 (1%)
Not setting specific 28 (29%)
Data type
Survey 84 (88%)
Chart review 17 (18%)
Administrative claims 14 (15%)
Other† 1 (1%)

N = 96 measure instruments. Categories within each characteristic are not mutually exclusive. Not applicable indicates that the instrument focused on health care professionals or systems, not patients.

*Habilitation services for children with disabilities in Sweden.

†Audit of coordination activities completed by nurses as care is provided.

Schultz et al.

Schultz et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:119   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-119

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