colon; This study assessed a transmural care model for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients to see whether it would improve patient outcomes, continuity of care, and quality of life. The study group consisted of 77 MS patients who received care on the basis of the Transmural Care Model for Multiple Sclerosis. A comparison group of 96 MS patients received traditional care as usual. A written questionnaire was sent to both groups of participants at baseline and 10 months later. The questionnaire focused on healthcare use and needs, continuity of care, and health-related quality of life. Few differences were found between the two groups. Active participation of and cooperation among healthcare professionals do not automatically lead to improved outcomes in MS patients.
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