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Jan. 17, 2017

Optimising the community-based aproach to health care improvement comparative case studies of the clinical community model in practice

Region: Americas, Europe Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Creating an enabling environment Source: Social Science & Medicine

Community-based approaches to healthcare improvement are receiving increasing attention. Such approaches could offer an infrastructure for efficient knowledge-sharing and a potent means of influencing behaviours, but their potential is yet to be optimised. After briefly reviewing challenges to community based approaches this study describes in detail the clinical community model. Through exploring clinical communities in practice, they seek to identify practical lessons for optimising this community-based approach to healthcare improvement.