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Jan. 13, 2020 South-East Asia Publication

Impact of integrated healthcare: Taiwan’s Family Doctor Plan

Integration of health services has been pursued worldwide. Diversity in integration approaches and in the contexts in which integrated programmes operate, however, hinders comparative analysis of care integration in both high-income countries (HICs) and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study evaluates an HIC programme implemented in a delivery system resembling those of LMICs, especially its weak primary care system. 

March 7, 2018 Western Pacific Publication

Family Medicine Clinic: a case study of a hospital–family medicine practice redesign to improve chronic disease care in the community in Singapore

Singapore´s health care system is strained by the health care needs of a rapidly aging population. The unprecedented collaboration between a public hospital and a private family practice to set up the Family Medicine Clinic (FMC) to co-manage patients with chronic desease is an example of efforts to shift care to community. 

Sept. 1, 2017 Americas Publication

The Impact of Integrated Case Management on Health Services Use and Spending Among Nonelderly Adult Medicaid Enrollees

Medicaid plans, whose patients often have complex medical, social, and behavioral needs, seektools to effectively manage enrollees and imprive access to quality care while containing costs. 

The aim of this study is to examine the effects of an integrated case management (ICM) program operated by a Medicaid managed care plan on health service use and spending for nonelderly, non-pregnant adults. 

July 4, 2017 Europe Publication

Case Management for Patients with Complex Multimorbidity: Development and Validation of a Coordinated Intervention between Primary and Hospital Care

In the past few years, healthcare systems have been facing a growing demand related to the high prevalence of chronic diseases. Case management programs have emerged as an integrated care approach for the management of chronic desease. Nevertheless, there is little scientific evidence on the impact of using case management program for patients with complex multimorbidity regarding hospital resource utilisation. 

This study tested wheter improved continuity of care resulting from the integration of community-based and hospital services reduced the use of hospital resources amongst patientes with complex multimorbidity. 

Jan. 17, 2017 Europe Publication

Integrated Care: theory to practice

"Integrated care" is pitched as the solution to current health system challenges. In the literature, what integrated care actually involves is complex and contested. Multi-disciplinary team management is frequently the primary focus of integrated care when implemented internationally. This study examine the practical application of integrated care in the NHS in England to exemplify the prevalence of the case management focus. It looks at the evidence for effectiveness of multi-disciplinary team case management, for the focus on high-risk groups and for integrated care more generally. They suggest realistic expectations of what integration of care alone can achieve and additional research questions. 

June 13, 2016 Global Publication

Ending Preventable Child Deaths with Integrated Community Case Management: Stronger Pharmaceutical Systems for Healthier Communities

Many child deaths in developing countries are preventable: Children die from treatable conditions, such as pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria, because families in rural, hard-to-reach, or conflict-ridden areas can’t access or afford the treatments. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched in September 2015, set ambitious targets of ending preventable child deaths by 2030 and reducing mortality among children under age five to at least 25 per 1,000 live births. Integrated community case management (iCCM) has been recognized as a key strategy for increasing access to essential treatments and meeting the objectives for children under five laid out in the SDGs. Integrated community case management entails training volunteer community health workers to serve as the first point of contact for medical treatment in remote areas, enabling them to recognize and treat common childhood illnesses. To be effective, community health workers must operate within a broader pharmaceutical system in which the ...