IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: community hospitals

Dec. 9, 2016 Global Publication

Understanding the role of community hospitals: an analysis of experiences in five countries

A policy focus on moving heathcare closer to people´s homes has led to renewed interest in community hospitals and their potential role in delivering more integrated care at local level, but models and approaches differ across countries. 

This study explores the policy drivers behind the implementation or advancement of these models; their function and role within the wider system of service provision; and the degree to which community hospitals contribute to enhanced integration of service delivery and benefit the population. 

June 30, 2021 Europe Publication

The Contribution of Case Mix, Skill Mix and Care Processes to the Outcomes of Community Hospitals: A Population-Based Observational Study

Community hospitals could address the emerging complex care needs of patients. The authors investigated which characteristics of patients and community hospitals affect patient outcomes, in order to identify who could benefit the most from community hospital care and the best skill mix to deliver this care.