IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: reduced overall costs

April 17, 2016 Americas Publication

The Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact on Cost and Quality: Annual Review of Evidence, 2014-15

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model of primary care that is patient-centred, comprehensive, coordinated, accessible and committed to quality and safety. In the PCMH, the primary care team coordinates care for patients and guides them in their journeys across the health care system.  In February 2016, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a not-for-profit membership organization, published a review titled "The Patient-Centered Medical Home's Impact on Cost and Quality", which provides a summary of PCMH cost and utilisation outcomes in the United States. The review includes peer-reviewed studies, state government evaluations, industry reports and independent federal program evaluations published between October 2014 and November 2015.  According to the review, there is a clear trend showing that the PCMH leads to reductions in health care costs and/or unnecessary utilisation such as emergency department visits, inpatient hospitalizations and hospital re-admissions. The authors also discuss the impact of new developments ...

June 1, 2021 Europe, Western Pacific, Global Event

22nd International Conference on Integrated Care. ICIC22 Odense, Denmark – May 23-25 2022

The 22nd International Conference on Integrated Care will take place in Odense, Denmark, from 23 – 25 May 2022.  The conference is a partnership of the International Foundation for Integrated Care with Healthcare Denmark in cooperation with Odense University Hospital, Municipality of Odense, Campus Odense and Inspiring Denmark. Denmark is among international frontrunners when it comes to integrated healthcare services.

A coherent and integrated healthcare system is key to solving the demographic challenges and reduce patient length of stay at hospitals. A high degree of coherence means that Denmark can address newly diagnosed cancers with clinical pathways, which connect hospitals, clinics, GPs and the patients. This has already led to remarkable progress in Danish cancer survival.

A coherent and integrated healthcare system with a high degree of digitalization enables real-time sharing of electronic data and makes it possible to initiate early diagnostics and address chronic diseases in new ways, where the ...