IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


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Nov. 25, 2021 Europe Publication

Designing a person-centred integrated care programme for people with complex chronic conditions: a case study from Catalonia

The prevalence of people with complex chronic conditions is increasing. This population’s high social and health needs require person-centred integrated approaches to care. We developed an evidence-based integrated care programme tailored to high-need patients combining input from patients, caregivers, and healthcare and social care professionals. Patients’ and caregivers’ main priorities were to ensure (a) comprehension of information provided by healthcare professionals; (b) coordination between patients, caregivers, and professionals; (c) access to social services; (d) support to caregivers in managing situations; (e) perceived support throughout the healthcare process; (f) home care, when available; and (d) a patient-centred approach