Grand Rounds – Primary Medical Care Continuity and Patient Mortality: A Systematic Review

Event Date & Time

September 22, 2021 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm


Video Conference

Event Details:


The concept of continuity of care is highly emphasized in primary care specialties such as Family Medicine. A systemic review conducted in 2018 found that continuity of care offers a protective effect on mortality rates. This presentation will take this finding further by exploring the strength of this association and the contributing causative mechanisms. Dr. Aldridge will discuss these findings and suggest how we might consider the next steps in our own clinical practice.


  1.  To further define the strength of the relationship between continuity of care and mortality rates
  2.   To identify the potential causative mechanisms in the relationship
  3.   To promote further investigation of the causative mechanisms and patients which would benefit the most from continuity of care

Financial Disclosures:

Jasmin Aldridge, MD, MPH and her faculty mentor Marcy Wiemers, MD, FAAFP have no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee members (Mark Nadeau, MD, Marcy Wiemers, MD, Maria Del Pilar Montañez Villacampa, MD, Christine Song, DO, Nehman Andry, MD, Gabriela Lopez, PsyD, Maureen Alvarado, DO, Yun Shi, MD, Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD, Inez I. Cruz, PhD, and Nichole Rubio) have no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee member Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD has disclosed he receives royalties from General Practice and Family Medicine for being UpToDate Editor-in-Chief.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)

Target Audience:

Specialties – Primary Care; Family Medicine  
Faculty, residents, other health care providers and staff from our department; physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South Texas; and medical students in our third-year clerkship and fourth year rotations. 


The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

For activity related questions, please contact:

Name: Nichole Rubio- FCM Grand Rounds Coordinator


For CME general questions, please contact:

Ph: (210) 567-4445




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About the Speaker(s)

Jasmin Aldridge, MD, MPH

Jasmin Aldridge, MD, MPH
PGY3 Resident
Family & Community Medicine
UT Health San Antonio