IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


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May 17, 2016 Europe Publication

Person-centred care after acute coronary syndrome, from hospital to primary care - A randomised controlled trial


  • Person-centred care in the recovery after an acute coronary syndrome event,
  • Details of a co-created health plan to produce a partnership between patients and health care professionals,
  • The transition of care continuing the partnership from in-hospital care to primary care,
  • Improved self-efficacy by including a partnership compared to standard care alone.


To evaluate if person-centred care can improve self-efficacy and facilitate return to work or prior activity level in patients after an event of acute coronary syndrome.


199 patients with acute coronary syndrome < 75 years were randomly assigned to person-centred care intervention or treatment as usual and followed for 6 months. In the intervention group a person-centred care process was added to treatment as usual, emphasising the patient as a partner in care. Care was co-created in collaboration between patients, physicians, registered nurses and other health care professionals and documented in a health plan. A team-based partnership ...