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Feb. 23, 2017

Space, time and demographic change: A geographical approach to integrating health and social care

Region: Europe Scientific publication Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment Source: Journal of Integrated Care

The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential value of applying spatial science and technology to the issue of care integration across what are the often fragmented domains of health and social care provision. The issue of focus for this purpose is population ageing because it challenges existeing information and practice silos. Better integration, the author proposes, needs to adopt a geographic approach to deal with the challenges that population ageing present to health and social care as they currently function in many countries.