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April 2, 2018

Achieving Integrated Care for Older People: Shuffling the Deckchairs or Making the System Watertight For the Future?

Region: Western Pacific Scientific publication Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment Source: International Journal of Health Policy and Management

Integrated care has been recognised as a key initiative to resolve the issues surrounding care for older people living with multi-morbidity. Multiple strategies and policies have been implemented to increase coordination of care globally however, evidence of effectiveness remains mixed. The reasons for this are complex and multifactorial, yet many strategies deal with parts of the problem rather than taking a whole systems view with the older person clearly at the centre.