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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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Implementing integrated care in practice – learning from MDTS driving the integrated care programme for older persons in Ireland

Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 21(1), 2021, p.15. Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

The importance of multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) as critical implementation drivers emerged from this case study conducted with three pioneer sites implementing integrated care for older persons in Ireland as part of the Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons (ICPOP). We describe the practices of MDTs learning to deliver integrated care in service delivery settings, including the framework... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Improving person-centredness in integrated care for older people: experiences from thirteen integrated care sites in Europe

Authors:
STOOP Annerieke, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 20(2), 2020, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: Although person-centredness is a key principle of integrated care, successfully embedding and improving person-centred care for older people remains a challenge. In the context of a cross-European project on integrated care for older people living at home, the objective of this paper is to provide insight at an overarching level, into activities aimed at improving person-centredness... (Edited publisher abstract)

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The core dimensions of integrated care: a literature review to support the development of a comprehensive framework for implementing integrated care

Authors:
GONZALEZ-ORTIZ Laura G., et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 18(3), 2018, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

...literature on the topic. Methodology: The research reviewed literature evidence from the peer-reviewed and grey literature. It focused on reviewing research articles that had specifically developed frameworks on integrated care and/or set out key elements for successful implementation. The search initially focused on three main scientific journals and was limited to the period from 2006 to 2016 (Edited publisher abstract)

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Translating the patient perception of integrated care survey to measure integrated care in the Netherlands: combining equivalence and contextualization approaches for optimal results

Authors:
TIETSCHERT Maike V., et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 16(3), 2016, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: An increase in initiatives to improve integration of care provides the need for instruments that assess the degree of integrated care as perceived by patients across cultural contexts. This article aims to explain the relevance of equivalence and contextualisation approaches in translating and adapting the Patient Perception of Integrated Care Survey developed in the US for use... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Measuring processes of integrated care for hospital to home transitions

Authors:
BROWN Cara L., MENEC Verena
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 21(2), 2021, p.12. Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Background: Integrated care is a promising approach to improve transitions from hospital for older adults. Measures of integrated care tend to be survey-based or outcomes focused. This study determined the feasibility of using hospital chart data to measure integrated processes of care. Methods: This paper reports on two objectives: 1) the development of an integrated care transition framework... (Edited publisher abstract)

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(Dis)Integrated care? Lessons from East London

Authors:
BUSSU Sonia, MARSHALL Martin
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 20(4), 2020, p.2. Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: This paper examines one of the NHS England Pioneers programmes of Integrated Care, which was implemented in three localities in East London, covering the area served by one of the largest hospital groups in the UK and bringing together commissioners, providers and local authorities. The partners agreed to build a model of integrated care that focused on the whole person... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Towards an integrated care organisation from a CEO perspective

Authors:
AMUNARRIZ Gerardo, ALCALDE-HERAS Henar
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 20(3), 2020, p.10. Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

...homes, as well as for their families and care professionals. Through in-depth interviews with stakeholders, this qualitative study, based on Grounded Theory, sets out to analyse which behaviours, attitudes and values on the part of management appeared to favour full-integration of PCC in this wider context. Analysis of the data gathered allowed the researcher to generate an experimental case model (Edited publisher abstract)

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Barriers and facilitators to workforce changes in integrated care

Authors:
BUSETTO Loraine, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 18(2), 2018, p.17. Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: The aim of the study is to investigate the barriers and facilitators to the implementation of workforce changes implemented as part of integrated chronic care interventions. Methods: a qualitative multimethod design was used that combined expert questionnaires, a systematic literature review, and secondary analysis of two case reports. Twenty-five experts, twenty-one studies and two... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Organizational context and capabilities for integrating care: a framework for improvement

Authors:
EVANS Jenna M., et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 16(3), 2016, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Background: Interventions aimed at integrating care have become widespread in healthcare; however, there is significant variability in their success. Differences in organisational contexts and associated capabilities may be responsible for some of this variability. Purpose: This study develops and validates a conceptual framework of organisational capabilities for integrating care, identifies... (Edited publisher abstract)

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