From Crisis to Coordination: Challenges and Opportunities for Integrated Care posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic
The pandemic caused by Covid 19 affects all types of countries and societies without distinction. However, within the com link, the unit shows brutal inequality in its "attack."The impact of COVID-19 has thrown into sharp relief the problems that fragmented health and care systems face in adapting to crises that require an urgent and collaborative response. The disproportionate impact of the pandemic – for example on ethnic minority and indigenous populations; on older people living in residential aged care facilities; on those living in rural and remote communities; on the poorest; and on people with the most complex health and care needs – says much about our continued inability to coordinate care and support our vulnerable communities, and so expose them to disproportionate risk.
This editorial does not propose 3 action challenges:
Challenge 1: Responses to COVID-19 have largely NOT been integrated, leading to adverse outcome
Challenge 2: Responses continue to ...