IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: patient-centred

April 8, 2022 Europe Publication

Meaningful use of a digital platform and structured telephone support to facilitate remote person-centred care - a mixed-method study on patient perspectives

Process evaluations are useful in clarifying results obtained from randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Traditionally, the degree of intervention usage in process evaluations is monitored by measuring dose or evaluating implementation fidelity. From a person-centred perspective, such evaluations should be supplemented with patients’ experiences of meaningful use, given that intervention use should be agreed upon between interested parties and tailored to each patient. This study aimed to elucidate patients’ experiences of a remote person-centred care (PCC) intervention by deepening the understanding of, if, how and for whom the intervention contributed to meaningful use.

Jan. 16, 2023 Europe Publication

How can skill-mix innovations support the implementation of integrated care for people with chronic conditions and multimorbidity?

  • The increasing and changing demands of complex patients (with chronic conditions and multimorbidity), combined with growing workloads and shortages of primary care providers, demand the reorganization of services for more patient-centred and more efficient care.
  • Reorganizing health and social care services to integrate care requires that the health workforce adopt “skill-mix changes” including reskilling; a different approach to sharing tasks and roles; and improved coordination.
  • Skill mix changes typically involve innovative re-allocation of tasks between professions; new supplementary roles; and/or the introduction of greater teamworking and flexibility.
  • The most promising skill-mix innovations for improving integration of care of patients with complex needs are:

(1)    Shifting tasks and roles to achieve new divisions of work with advanced practitioners (nurses and pharmacists) taking on management of aspects of care and coordinating processes in close collaboration with physicians.

(2)    Relocation of care to other settings for example to nurse-led clinics or patients ...