IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: older people; continuity of care; integrated care

July 14, 2020 Europe Publication

The Over 75 Service: Continuity of Integrated Care for Older People in a United Kingdom Primary Care Setting

Continuity of care is concerned with quality of care over a period of time. It describes a process by which service users and their families are co-operatively involved with health and social care professionals in managing their care needs. Continuity of care can be divided into informational, managerial and relational and has been associated with improved user- and service-related outcomes. To date, there have been few studies which examine how continuity of care is developed and maintained in integrated primary care systems. 

Nov. 14, 2020 Global Publication

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 ...

March 8, 2021 Europe Event

Integrated care in Europe: Keys, challanges and best practices

The unexpected events of the past year have led to a neglect of chronic conditions. We have witnessed a decline in the physical, mental, and emotional health of our older citizens in Europe.

Now more than ever, there is a need for an integrated approach to care, shifting the focus from a silo-based approach to social and health care delivery.

The Horizon 2020 ValueCare pilot site partners of Valencia, Spain, in coordination with the Covenant on Demographic Change are delighted to announce the international online event, free and open to the general public: INTEGRATED CARE IN EUROPE: KEYS, CHALLENGES AND BEST PRACTICES, to be held next 16th March 2021, from 09:30 to 11:30 hrs CET.

This event aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge of Integrated Care among the various stakeholders at a European level. It is a chance to impart the knowledge of experts in the ...