IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services

Publications

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Oct. 25, 2020 Western Pacific Global

Integrated ambulatory care in the New Zealand health system: a scoping review

Integrated health systems, according to the World Health Organization (2017) are ''the organization and management of health services so that people get the care they need, when they need it, in ways that are user-friendly, achieve the desired results and provide value for money.'' This is a very important concept in today's day and age, as access to healthcare has become a challenge and the population has never been sicker.

In New Zealand and internationally, emerging trends across health systems include a fundamental shift of care from hospitals to community-based settings and increased integration of services to better link ...

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Oct. 23, 2020 Western Pacific

Analysis of integrated health referral systems in the era of regional autonomy in West Sulawesi

According to WHO, Indonesia is committed to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases by 2030. Emerging and re-emerging communicable diseases place immense strain on health systems, so concerted efforts are required to respond rapidly to urgent needs and to strengthen the development of effective disease control programmes including zoonotic diseases. It has been realized that while emphasizing improved access to services, equal attention also needs to be given to ensure quality, comprehensive and integrated health services for women, children and adolescents. Nutrition, a critical common factor ...

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Oct. 23, 2020 Western Pacific

Health workforce planning under conditions of uncertainty: identifying supportive integrated care policies using scenario analysis

Integrated care presents health workforce planners with significant uncertainty. This results from:

  • (1) these workforces are likely in the future to be different from the present.
  • (2) integrated care's variable definitions.
  • (3) workforce policy and planning is not familiar with addressing such challenges.

One means to deal with uncertainty is scenario analysis. In this study shows some aspects of integration-supportive workforce governance and planning policies that were derived from the application of scenario analysis.Through a mixed methods design that applies content analysis, scenario construction and the policy Delphi method, it's analized a set of New Zealand's ...

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Oct. 20, 2020 Africa

Patient-centred care: The patients’ perspective – A mixed-methods pilot study

Patient centredness is a broad concept, a moral philosophy. Patient-centred care can be viewed as the actions of patient-centredness. One of the most pertinent actions that a healthcare practitioner can utilise to deliver patient-centred care is empathic communication. Whilst many medical programmes include empathetic communication skills as part of their curricula, the recipients of this care are not asked about the relevance of this teaching.

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Oct. 20, 2020 Africa

Why communities must be at the centre of the Coronavirus disease 2019 response: Lessons from Ebola and human immunodeficiency virus in Africa

As the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has spread globally, with no effective treatment or vaccine yet available, governments in many countries have put in place social interventions to control the outbreak. Communities are complex and only their members can inform public health experts about their lived realities, the community’s understanding of the outbreak and what will work locally to reduce transmission. 

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Oct. 19, 2020 Americas

Health Networks in Action: The experiences of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico

Dioselina is a 54-year-old divorcée who has no children and lives alone in a large city. She has been unemployed for a year and just started receiving welfare six months ago. As for her health, she has long-term obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes. In recent months, she began to develop foot ulcers because her blood sugar was not being monitored properly, which is attributable in part to difficulty accessing healthcare services and getting medications and lab tests. If she does not receive rapid treatment and more specialized care for the ulcers, they could worsen and require hospitalization ...

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Oct. 19, 2020 Europe

Exploring the Team Climate of Health and Social Care Professionals Implementing Integrated Care for Older People in Europe

Team climate describes shared perceptions of organisational policies, practices and procedures. A positive team climate has been linked to better interprofessional collaboration and quality of care. Most studies examine team climate within health or social care organisations. This study uniquely explores the team climate of integrated health and social care teams implementing integrated care initiatives for older people in thirteen sites across seven European countries, and examines the factors which contribute to the development of team climate.

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Oct. 19, 2020 Europe

Can Integrated Care Help in Meeting the Challenges Posed on Our Health Care Systems by COVID-19? Some Preliminary Lessons Learned from the European VIGOUR Project

The COVID-19 pandemic puts health and care systems under pressure globally. This current paper highlights challenges arising in the care for older and vulnerable populations in this context and reflects upon possible perspectives for different systems making use of nested integrated care approaches adapted during the work of the EU-funded project VIGOUR (“Evidence based Guidance to Scale-up Integrated Care in Europe”).

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Oct. 19, 2020 Global

Clinicians’ experience of providing care: a rapid review

Health care services internationally are refocussing care delivery towards patient centred, integrated care that utilises effective, efficient and innovative models of care to optimise patient outcomes and system sustainability. Whilst significant efforts have been made to examine and enhance patient experience, to date little has progressed in relation to provider experience. This review aims to explore this knowledge gap by capturing evidence of clinician experience, and how this experience is defined and measured in the context of health system change and innovation.

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Oct. 13, 2020 Global

Achieving Person-Centred Health Systems

The idea of person-centred health systems is widely advocated in political and policy declarations to better address health system challenges. A person-centred approach is advocated on political, ethical and instrumental grounds and believed to benefit service users, health professionals and the health system more broadly. However, there is continuing debate about the strategies that are available and effective to promote and implement ‘person-centred’ approaches.This book brings together the world’s leading experts in the field to present the evidence base and analyse current challenges and issues. 

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