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June 14, 2017

Integrating Social Services and Home-Based Primary Care for High-Risk Patients

Region: Global Scientific publication Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment Source: Population health Management

There is a consensus that our current hospital-intensive approach to care is deeply flawed. This review article describes the research evidence for developing a better system of care for high-cost, high-risk patients. It reviews the evidence that home-centred care and integration of health care with social services are the cornerstones of a more humane and efficient system. In the hope of stimulating further discussion and debate, the authors summarize existing viewpoints on how a home-centered system, which integrates social and medical services, might emerge in the next few years.