IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: care continuity

June 27, 2022 Europe Publication

Person-centred care to prevent hospitalisations – a focus group study addressing the views of healthcare providers

The primary healthcare sector comprises various health services, including disease prevention at local level. Research shows that targeted primary healthcare services can prevent the development of acute complications and ultimately reduce the risk of hospitalisations. While interdisciplinary collaboration has been suggested as a means to improve the quality and responsiveness of personal care needs in preventive services, effective implementation remains a challenge.

Feb. 20, 2023 Eastern Mediterranean Publication

Continuity of Care and Coordination of Care: Can they Be Differentiated?

Both care continuity and coordination are considered essential elements of health care system. However, little is known about the relationship between care continuity and coordination. This study aimed to differentiate the concepts of care continuity and coordination by developing and testing the reliability and validity of the Combined Outpatient Care Continuity and Coordination Assessment (COCCCA) questionnaire under the universal coverage health care system in Taiwan from a patient perspective.