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Aug. 30, 2017 Europe Publication

Integrated team working: a literature review

This literature review was conducted to provide a background understanding of the literature around integrated health and social care prior to a research proyect evaluating two integrated health and social care teams in England, UK. 

June 14, 2017 Europe Publication

Impact of Integrated Care Model (ICM) on Direct Medical Costs in Management of Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a commonly diagnosed condition in people older than 50 years of age. In advance stage of this disease, integrated care (IC) is recommended as an optimal approach. IC allows for holistic and patient-focused care carried out at the patient´s home. The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of IC on costs of care and on demand for medical services among patients included in IC. The high costs of care in advance COPD indicate the need for new forms of effective care. IC caussed a decrease in costs and in the number of hospitalization, with a simultaneous increase in the number of GP visits. 

July 13, 2016 Europe Event

European Observatory Venice Summer school 2016: "Primary care: innovating for integrated, more effective care"

The Observatory Venice Summer School 2016 is a one week intensive course aimed at senior and mid level policy makers, civil servants and professionals steering primary care services and those looking at strengthening care, its continuity and integrative functions within and beyond the health system.