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Can organisational culture of teams be a lever for integrating care? An exploratory study

Authors:
TIETSCHERT Maike V., et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 19(4), 2019, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: Organisational culture is believed to be an important facilitator for better integrated care, yet how organisational culture impacts integrated care remains underspecified. This exploratory study assessed the relationship between organisational culture in primary care centres as perceived by primary care teams and patient-perceived levels of integrated care. Theory and methods... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Integrated care for frail elderly: a qualitative study of a promising approach in the Netherlands

Authors:
HOEDEMAKERS Maaike, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 19(3), 2019, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: Increasingly, frail elderly need to live at home for longer, relying on support from informal caregivers and community-based health- and social care professionals. To align care and avoid fragmentation, integrated care programmes are arising. A promising example of such a programme is the Care Chain Frail Elderly (CCFE) in the Netherlands, which supports elderly with case and care... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Formative evaluation of the Central Coast Integrated Care Program (CCICP), NSW Australia

Authors:
DALTON Hazel, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 19(3), 2019, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: Integrated care has been posited as an important strategy for overcoming service fragmentation problems and achieving the Quadruple Aim of health care. This paper describes the Central Coast Integrative Care Program (CCICP) a complex, multi-component intervention addressing 3 target populations and more than 40 sub-projects of different scale, priority and maturity. Details (Edited publisher abstract)

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Methodological quality of economic evaluations in integrated care: evidence from a systematic review

Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 19(3), 2019, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: The aim of this review is to systematically assess the methodological quality of economic evaluations in integrated care and to identify challenges with conducting such studies. Theory and methods: Searches of grey-literature and scientific papers were performed, from January 2000 to December 2018. A checklist was developed to assess the quality of economic evaluations. Authors... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Citizens as active participants in integrated care: challenging the field’s dominant paradigms

Authors:
GLIMMERVEEN Ludo, NIES Henk, YBEMA Sierk
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 19(1), 2019, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Policy makers, practitioners and academics often claim that care users and other citizens should be ‘at the center’ of care integration pursuits. Nonetheless, the field of integrated care tends to approach these constituents as passive recipients of professional and managerial efforts. This paper critically reflects on this discrepancy, which, the authors contend, indicates both a key objective... (Edited publisher abstract)

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A realist evaluation of local networks designed to achieve more integrated care

Authors:
MIDDLETON Lesley, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 19(2), 2019, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: Not surprisingly given their multi-component nature, initiatives to improve integrated care often evolve to find the best way to bring about change. This paper provides an example of how an evaluation evolved alongside such an initiative designed to better integrate care across primary, community and hospital services in South Auckland, New Zealand. Theory and methods: Using... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Finding the integrated care evidence base in PubMed and beyond: a bibliometric study of the challenges

Authors:
LEWIS Suzanne, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 18(3), 2018, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

...indexed within six databases between 2007 and 2016. An international expert advisory group assessed the relevance of citations randomly retrieved from PubMed using MeSH term ‘Delivery of Health Care, Integrated’. Results: Integrated care evidence is diffuse, spread across many journals. Between 2007 and 2016, integrated care citations grew substantially, with the rate of increase highest in Embase (Edited publisher abstract)

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Using patient reported outcomes measures to promote integrated care

Authors:
RIKKERT Marcel G.M. Olde, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 18(2), 2018, p.8. Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) have been introduced as standardised outcomes, but have not been implemented widely for disease targeted pathways of care, nor for geriatric patients who prefer functional performance and quality of life. Discussion: innovative multipurpose implementation of PROMs as evidenced by two best practices of PROMs application in geriatric... (Edited publisher abstract)

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An instrument to measure maturity of integrated care: a first validation study

Authors:
GROOTEN Liset, BORGERMANS Liesbeth, VRIJHOEF Hubertus J.M.
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 18(1), 2018, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

...into Context), a European Union funded project. Methods: A literature review was conducted to compare B3-MM’s 12 dimensions and their measurement scales with existing measures and instruments that focus on assessing the development of integrated care. Subsequently, a three-round survey conducted through a Delphi study with international experts in the field of integrated care was performed to test (Publisher abstract)

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Performing economic evaluation of integrated care: highway to hell or stairway to heaven?

Authors:
TSIACHRISTAS Apostolos, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 16(4), 2016, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Health economists are increasingly interested in integrated care in order to support decision-makers to find cost-effective solutions able to tackle the threat that chronic diseases pose on population health and health and social care budgets. However, economic evaluation in integrated care is still in its early years, facing several difficulties. The aim of this paper is to describe the unique... (Publisher abstract)

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