What is integrated care?

SHAW Sara, ROSEN Rebecca, RUMBOLD Benedict
Nuffield Trust
Publication year:
20p., bibliog.
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This report presents an overview of integrated care and examines what is meant by 'integrated care'. It identifies the concepts and perspectives that underpin integrated care, suggests how these can be used to inform practical integration efforts both within and beyond the NHS. It also explores different types and levels of integrating and how to measure and evaluate its impact. The report concludes with four key lessons. That integrated care is best understood as a strategy for improving patient care; service users are central to the organising principle of integrated care; that one form of integrated care does not fit all; and the importance of measuring to monitor improvements.

Subject terms:
integrated services, interagency cooperation, joint working, NHS, performance evaluation, social care provision, health care;
Content type:
United Kingdom
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