IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services

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July 13, 2022 Global

Strengthening the primary care workforce to deliver high-quality care for non-communicable diseases in refugee settings: lessons learnt from a UNHCR partnership

Non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and care in humanitarian contexts has been a long-neglected issue. Healthcare systems in humanitarian settings have focused heavily on communicable diseases and immediate life-saving health needs. NCDs are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in refugee settings, however, in many situations NCD care is not well integrated into primary healthcare services. Increased risk of poorer outcomes from COVID-19 for people living with NCDs has heightened the urgency of responding to NCDs and shone a spotlight on their relative neglect in these settings.

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July 11, 2022 Americas

Examining telehealth use among primary care patients, providers, and clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic

At the onset of COVID-19, there was a rapid expansion of telehealth (video/telephone) visits to maintain delivery of primary care (PC) services at the Veterans Health Administration (VA). This study examines patient, provider, and site-level characteristics of any virtual and video-based care in PC.

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July 8, 2022 Europe

Barriers for Inter-Organisational Collaboration: What Matters for an Integrated Care Programme?

Inter-organisational collaboration is challenging but essential in managing the complex and comprehensive needs of frail older people. Therefore, there is a need to investigate the influence of different barriers to inter-organisational collaboration when implementing an integrated care programme. The aim of this study was to investigate both inpatient and outpatient staff views on the factors they deemed to be influential to inter-organisational collaboration for an integrated care programme.

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July 8, 2022 Europe

How can Big Data Analytics Support People-Centred and Integrated Health Services: A Scoping Review

Frail older adults frequently experience transitions from hospital to home due to their complex care needs. Transitional care models (TCMs) are recommended to tackle adverse outcomes in frail patients. This review summarizes the use of integrated care components in addressing transitional care from hospital to home, provides an overview on reported outcomes and describes the impact of identified components on the outcomes hospital readmission and emergency department visit.

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July 7, 2022 Europe

Health Centres 75+ as a New Model to Improve Care for Older People in Poland

According to a recent national audit, the cost of treating patients in geriatric wards is 20-30% less compared to those treated in internal medicine wards. Yet, geriatric care remains largely underdeveloped in Poland, with few human, material, and financial resources. Despite numerous attempts to raise the profile of geriatrics over the years, little progress has been achieved. In 2019, experts under the President of Poland proposed the creation of a network of Health Centres 75+ as the first pillar of geriatric care. These are meant to provide ambulatory services for older people and coordinate provision of other health and social ...

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July 4, 2022 Global

Integrated Care Components in Transitional Care Models from Hospital to Home for Frail Older Adults: A Systematic Review

Frail older adults frequently experience transitions from hospital to home due to their complex care needs. Transitional care models (TCMs) are recommended to tackle adverse outcomes in frail patients. This review summarizes the use of integrated care components in addressing transitional care from hospital to home, provides an overview on reported outcomes and describes the impact of identified components on the outcomes hospital readmission and emergency department visit.

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June 27, 2022 Europe

Person-centred care to prevent hospitalisations – a focus group study addressing the views of healthcare providers

The primary healthcare sector comprises various health services, including disease prevention at local level. Research shows that targeted primary healthcare services can prevent the development of acute complications and ultimately reduce the risk of hospitalisations. While interdisciplinary collaboration has been suggested as a means to improve the quality and responsiveness of personal care needs in preventive services, effective implementation remains a challenge.

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June 27, 2022 Global

Integrated Maternal Care Strategies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review

Ineffective organisation of care leads to increased morbidity and mortality in neonates and their mothers. We aimed to identify and describe strategies used in low- and middle-income countries that attempt to deliver coherent, coordinated, and continuous services (i.e., integrated care) and how the various strategies affect the organisation of care.

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June 24, 2022 Global

Health system performance assessment

Health policy-making and reform require, first and foremost, a sound understanding of how a health system is performing. To assist countries in this process, the Health Systems Performance Assessment Framework for Universal Health Coverage offers a comprehensive attempt at guiding the collection and analysis of health system data in relation to policy goals and 21st century challenges.
 
This book is grounded in the premise that any whole-of-sector assessment exercise should collect information on and examine the performance of both the functions of the health system as well as its performance goals. Thus, it follows through each of the health system ...

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June 14, 2022 Global

Putting the ‘I’ Back into Integrated Care

Charlotte Augst, CEO of National Voices, reflects on progress with integrated care since the charity co-produced the I statements with people with lived experience of health and social care services.

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