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Research in integrated care: the need for more emergent, people-centred approaches

Authors:
VAN DER VLEGEL-BROUWER Wilma, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 20(4), 2020, p.5. Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) recently celebrated its 20th International Conference (ICIC20) through a virtual event that brought together patients and carers, academics, care professionals, NGOs, policy-makers and industry partners from across the global integrated care community. The International Journal for Integrated Care (IJIC) used this opportunity to host... (Edited publisher abstract)

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International Journal of Integrated Care

Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

This is an international, European-based electronic journal which is available free of charge. It focuses on integrated care, including the methods and strategies for linking and coordinating the various aspects of care delivered by different systems at local, national and international levels. The full text of articles are freely available in English and abstracts are available in English...

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The key factors for the engagement of primary stakeholders in decision-making for the future care of people with dementia living in the community: a systematic integrative review

Authors:
LAI Michelle, JEON Yun-Hee, McKENZIE Heather
Journal article citation:
International Psychogeriatrics, early cite 14 February 2019,
Publisher:
Cambridge Journals

...with dementia living in the community, as well as their family or carer and their healthcare professionals in decision-making processes related to future care. Design: This is an integrative review guided by the PRISMA guidelines; the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool was used to assess study quality. MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Embase databases were searched for articles published from 2012 to 2018 (Edited publisher abstract)

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Barriers and facilitators to integrating care: experiences from the English Integrated Care Pilots

Authors:
LING Tom, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 12(3), 2012, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

In response to the perceived need to provide better integrated care, in 2008 the Department of Health appointed 16 Integrated Care Pilots which used a range of approaches to provide better integrated care. The aim of this article is to report on part of the multi-method national evaluation of the 16 Integrated Care Pilots. Specifically, it describes a qualitative analyses aiming to identify...

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Understanding integrated care

Author:
GOODWIN Nick
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 16(4), 2016, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Integrated care is a concept that is now commonly accepted across the world yet there remains a persistent and enduring ‘confusion of languages’ when it comes to understanding it. This perspective paper seeks to bring a degree of clarity to the meaning of integrated care. It argues that integrated care cannot be narrowly defined, but should be seen as an overarching term for a broad and multi... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Integrated care in a cold climate

Author:
GLASBY Jon
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 10(1), 2010, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

...such as adult social care—could be hit to an even greater extent. Local care services may be tempted to respond to the crisis by retreating behind their traditional organisational boundaries.   However, integrated care may be the best approach to maximising the  benefit of scarce public resources, enabling agencies to work together for better patient outcomes and safer, more effective care.

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Values of integrated care: a systematic review

Authors:
ZONNEVELD Nick, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 18(4), 2018, p.9. Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: Although substantial generic knowledge about integrated care has been developed, better understanding of the factors that drive behaviour, decision-making, collaboration and governance processes in integrated care networks is needed to take integrated care forward. To gain more insight into these topics and to understand integrated care in more depth, a set of underlying values... (Publisher abstract)

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Multidisciplinary integration in the context of integrated care: results from the North West London Integrated Care Pilot

Authors:
HARRIS Matthew, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 13(4), 2013, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Background: In the context of integrated care, Multidisciplinary Group meetings involve participants from diverse professional groups and organisations and are potential vehicles to advance efficiency improvements within the local health economy. This study aims to characterise the communication within Multidisciplinary Group meetings measuring the extent to which participants integrate... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Payment and economic evaluation of integrated care

Author:
TSIACHRISTAS Apostolos
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 15(2), 2015, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Chronic diseases have an increasingly negative impact on (1) population health by increasing morbidity and mortality, (2) society by increasing health inequalities and burden to informal caregivers, and (3) economy by requiring enormous financial resources and jeopardising macro-economic development (e.g. consumption, capital accumulation, labour productivity and labour supply). Integrated care... (Publisher abstract)

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The meaning of integrated care: a systems approach

Author:
EDGREN Lars
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 8(4), 2008, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Organizations can be regarded as systems. The traditional model of systems views them as machines. This seems to be insufficient when it comes to understanding and organizing complex tasks. The authors argue that to better understand integrated care we should approach organizations as constantly changing living organisms, where many agents are interconnected in so-called Complex Adaptive Systems...

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