Studying Complex Care Transitions from a Quantitative Perspective

  • Line K. Bragstad
  • Christina Foss


In this chapter, Bragstad and Foss highlight key methodological challenges and lessons learned when studying complex care transitions from a quantitative perspective. Key challenges with regard to designing and planning the study, developing survey instruments and conducting survey research on transitional care is emphasized. The research examples used throughout this chapter are predominantly linked to a study exploring older patients’ and their next of kin’s experiences with transition from hospital to municipal care. The methodological challenges are, however, applicable to a wider context.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Line K. Bragstad
    • 1
  • Christina Foss
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Health and SocietyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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