Coordinated care involves the deliberate organization of patient care activities between multiple participants to facilitate the appropriate delivery of services. Coordinated care involves interdisciplinary collaboration, teamwork, and continuity of information, approaches, and relationships between a patient and their health care provider(s).
The chronic and systemic nature of diabetes means that the diabetes care pathway is complex and involves the need to interact with many health care professionals and parts of a healthcare system on an ongoing basis.
Gaps and/or disconnections in the patient care pathway can increase the likelihood of impaired vision, due to delays or lack of diagnosis and management of complications.
Diabetes care should be organized around the person living with diabetes and should promote improved management of the disease.