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A framework for understanding outcomes of integrated care programs for the hospitalised elderly

Authors:
HARTGERINK Jacqueline M., et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 13(4), 2013, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Integrated care is a new strategy to enhance the quality of care for hospitalised elderly. Current models do not provide insight into the mechanisms underlying integrated care delivery. This article provides a framework to identify the underlying mechanisms of integrated care delivery in order to increase understanding between the relation between structure and outcomes. The overall aim... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Identification of mechanisms enabling integrated care for patients with chronic diseases: a literature review

Authors:
van der KLAUW Denise, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 14(3), 2014, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: Notwithstanding care for chronically ill patients requires a shift towards care that is well coordinated and focused on prevention and self-care, the concept of integrated care lacks specificity and clarity. This article presents a literature review to identify mechanisms for achieving integrated care objectives. Theory and methods: Existing models often present a large variety... (Publisher abstract)

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Integrated care pilot in north-west London: a mixed methods evaluation

Authors:
CURRY Natasha, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 13(3), 2013, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

This paper provides the results of a year-long evaluation of a large-scale integrated care pilot in north-west London. The pilot aimed to integrate care across primary, acute, community, mental health and social care for people with diabetes and/or those aged 75+ through care planning, multidisciplinary case reviews, information sharing and project management support. The evaluation team... (Publisher abstract)

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Economic evidence on integrated care for stroke patients: a systematic review

Authors:
TUMMERS Johanneke F.M.M., SCHRIJVERS Augustinus J.P., VISSER-MEILY Anne J.M.
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 12(4), 2012, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Given the high incidence of stroke worldwide and the large costs associated with the use of health care resources, it is important to define cost-effective and evidence-based services for stroke rehabilitation. The objective of this review was to assess the evidence on the relative cost or cost-effectiveness of all integrated care arrangements for stroke patients compared to usual care... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Integrated care for older people in Europe: latest trends and perceptions

Author:
LEICHSENRING Kai
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 12(1), 2012, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

This perspectives paper reflects upon the authors experience in researching long-term care, the rationale for creating integrated long-term care systems, and discusses some innovations. As a researcher and consultant he has coordinated local pilots and European research projects to improve long-term care for older people by better integrating health and social care systems. One of his main...

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Integrated care in the daily work: coordination beyond organisational boundaries

Author:
PETRAKOU Alexandra
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 9(3), 2009, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Integrated care in an inter-organisational cooperative setting of in-home elderly care is studied. It aims to how home care workers coordinate their daily work, identify coordination issues in situ and discuss possible actions for supporting seamless and integrated elderly care at home. The empirical findings are drawn from an ethnographic workplace study of the cooperation and coordination...

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Integrated care: meaning, logic, applications, and implications – a discussion paper

Authors:
KODNER Dennis L., SPREEUWENBERG Cor
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 2(4), 2002, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Integrated care is a burgeoning field. As is often the case in new areas of inquiry and action, conceptual clarification is demanded. Without such attention, it would be difficult to advance theory and practice in this increasingly important professional arena. In the following discussion paper, the authors explore the intellectual territory of integrated care, and underscore the need...

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Fully integrated care for frail elderly: two American models

Authors:
KODNER Dennis L., KYRIACOU Corinne Kay
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 1, 2000, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Integrated care for the frail elderly and other populations with complex, chronic, disabling conditions has taken centre stage among policymakers, planners and providers in the United States and other countries. There is a growing belief that integrated care strategies offer the potential to improve service co-ordination, quality outcomes, and efficiency. This article examines so-called “fully...

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A cross-European study of informal carers’ needs in the context of caring for older people, and their experiences with professionals working in integrated care settings

Authors:
AMBUGO Eliva Atieno, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 21(3), 2021, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

...perspective, the extent to which professionals assess, understand and are responsive to informal carers’ needs. Methods: The researchers interviewed (2016–2018) 47 informal carers of older people being served by 12 integrated care initiatives across seven countries in Europe. The interviews were thematically coded inductively and analysed. Results: Informal carers reported that professionals treated them (Edited publisher abstract)

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Navigate your health: a case study of organisational learnings from an integrated care pilot for children and young people in care

Authors:
MOSS Perrin, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 21(4), 2021, Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Introduction: Three peak organisations in Queensland, Australia partnered with consumers and other health and social sector partners to co-design and pilot the first known integrated, health navigation model to improve outcomes for children and young people in care in Australia. Description: An Organisational Learning theoretical lens has been used to present a narrative case study of findings... (Edited publisher abstract)

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