IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


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Feb. 12, 2016 Americas, Europe, Western Pacific Publication

How High-Need Patients Experience the Health Care System in Nine Countries

In this study, high-need patients are defined as those aged 65 and older with at least three chronic conditions or a functional limitation in activities of daily living. The brief analyses data from the Commonwealth Fund 2014 International Health Policy Survey of Older Adults to investigate health care use, quality, and experiences among high-need patients in nine countries (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States) compared with other older adults. The study found that high-need adults use more health care – especially avoidable Emergency Department visits –, experience more cost-related barriers to care, and poorly coordinated care. Given that high-need adults consume a much greater proportion of health services than other adults – for example, five percent of the U.S. adult population accounts for 50 percent of the nation’s health care costs – the brief suggests that the comparative success of some countries, particularly in reducing ...

May 23, 2016 Africa

Community of Practice Health Service Delivery (CoP HSD)

The CoP HSD functions under the umbrella of Harmonization for Health in Africa Initiative.

It aims to improve the performance of the local health systems (health districts) through quality health service provision.

It is an open network that brings together national and international health professionals, managers, policymakers, researchers and donors working in or for sub-Saharan Africa in particular and low- and middle-income countries in general.

It creates a platform where experts can share their experiences, knowledge, literature, and best practices in the field of health service delivery.

It helps local health actors to provide quality health care.

The expected results are the empowerment of local actors and the building of strong local health systems for better responding to the needs of the population.

Our tools, published in English and French are a blog, a Newsletter (also available in French), an online discussion forum, collaborative projects and research.

To become a ...

Nov. 11, 2016 Europe Publication

Co-Leadership – A Management Solution for Integrated Health and Social Care

Because of teh Co-leadership has been identified as one approach to meet the managerial challenges of integrated services, but research on the topic is limited, the aim of the present study is to investigate co-leadership in integrated health and social care, identify essential preconditions in fulfilling the management assignment, its operationalization and impact on provision of sustainable integration of health and social care. 

May 22, 2019 Americas Publication

Patient–Provider Video Telemedicine Integrated With Clinical Care: Patient Experiences

Real-time patient–provider video visits have the potential to engage patients by allowing them to access a clinical encounter without arranging transportation, taking time off from work, or spending time in a waiting room. Although millions of U.S. patients have used direct-to-consumer telemedicine services without in-person facilities, these services may lack integration with electronic health records and with clinicians from whom patients receive ongoing care. Evidence is limited from large-scale implementation of “house call” video visits integrated with ongoing health care delivery and providers in community primary care.

April 2, 2020 Europe Publication

Sharing responsibility: municipal health professionals’ approaches to goal setting with older patients with multi-morbidity – a grounded theory study

Recent health policy promoting integrated care emphasizes to increase patients’ health, experience of quality of care and reduce care utilization. Thus, health service delivery should be co-produced by health professionals and individual patients with multiple diseases and complex needs. Collaborative goal setting is a new procedure for older patients with multi-morbidity. The aim is to explore municipal health professionals’ experiences of collaborative goal setting with patients with multi-morbidity aged 80 and above.

March 21, 2023 Americas Publication

Successful ingredients of effective Collaborative Care programs in low- and middle-income countries: A rapid review

Integrating mental health care in primary healthcare settings is a compelling strategy to address the mental health treatment gap in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Collaborative Care is the integrated care model with the most evidence supporting its effectiveness, but most research has been conducted in high-income countries. Efforts to implement this complex multi- component model at scale in LMICs will be enhanced by understanding the model components that have been effective in LMIC settings. Following Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods Group recommendations, we conducted a rapid review to identify studies of the effectiveness of Collab- orative Care for priority adult mental disorders of mhGAP (mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, substance use disorders and epilepsy) in outpatient medical settings in LMICs. Article screening and data extraction were performed using Covidence software. Data extraction by two authors utilized a checklist of key components of effective interventi ns. Information was aggregated to examine ...