IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services

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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.

Aug. 28, 2018 Europe Publication

Understanding new models of integrated care in developed countries: a systematic review

The NHS has been challenged to adopt new integrated models of service delivery that are tailored to local populations. Evidence from the international literature is needed to support the development and implementation of these new models of care. So, the aim of this study aimed to carry out a systematic review of international evidence to enhance understanding of the mechanisms whereby new models of service delivery have an impact on health-care outcomes

Feb. 10, 2017 Europe Publication

Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of person-centred care in different healthcare contexts

Background

To empower patients and improve the quality of care, policy-makers increasingly adopt systems to enhance person-centred care. Although models of person-centredness and patient-centredness vary, respecting the needs and preferences of individuals receiving care is paramount. In Sweden, as in other countries, healthcare providers seek to improve person-centred principles and address gaps in practice. Consequently, researchers at the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care are currently delivering person-centred interventions employing a framework that incorporates three routines. These include eliciting the patient's narrative, agreeing a partnership with shared goals between patient and professional, and safeguarding this through documentation.

Aim

To explore the barriers and facilitators to the delivery of person-centred care interventions, in different contexts.

Method

Qualitative interviews were conducted with a purposeful sample of 18 researchers from seven research studies across contrasting healthcare settings. Interviews were transcribed, translated and thematically analysed, adopting some basic features of grounded theory ...

May 24, 2016 Europe Publication

Step-by-step guide for developing integrated health services delivery profiles

This guide sets out to describe a structure and process for developing profiles on initiatives to transform health services delivery. It has been developed in line with the health system strengthening priorities of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, calling for integrated health services delivery as taken forward in the forthcoming Regional “Framework for Action on Integrated Health Services Delivery.” The guide has been prepared for those seeking to document a description of health services delivery transformations to share technical know-how and lessons learned. In doing so, it aims to contribute to the evidence-base on health services delivery transformations across the WHO European Region. The process of developing profiles is described according to five steps: defining the initiative; preparing the logistics; collecting the evidence; analysing the findings; and finalizing the profile.