IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services

Publications

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Oct. 7, 2020 Europe

Supporting Older People to Live Safely at Home – Findings from Thirteen Case Studies on Integrated Care Across Europe

While many different factors can undermine older people’s ability to live safely at home, safety as an explicit aspect of integrated care for older people living at home is an underexplored topic in research. Integrated care services across Europe address older people’s safety in many ways. Further integration of health and social care solutions is necessary to enhance older people’s perceptions of safety.

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Oct. 7, 2020 Europe

Patient autonomy in the consultation: How signalling structure can facilitate patient-centred care

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Oct. 7, 2020 Global

Patient feedback to improve quality of patient-centred care in public hospitals: a systematic review of the evidence

Public health services have been moving towards putting patients at the centre of their care. This paper aimed to review systematically the published literature relating to interventions informed by patient feedback for improvement to quality of care in hospital settings. Multi-component interventions which targeted both individual and organisational levels were more effective than single interventions. Care is truly patient-centred when it is guided by the perspective of the one that matters - the patient.

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Oct. 7, 2020 Western Pacific

Quantitative evaluation of an outreach case management model of care for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults living with complex chronic disease: a longitudinal study

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Oct. 6, 2020 Europe

The clinical effectiveness of the COPDnet integrated care model

COPD is a disease with a high prevalence in the world. Despite the great personal and family involvement, it has been seen that integrated care between hospitals and primary care translates into better clinical results for patients. Integrated care models have the potential to improve outcomes for patients with COPD. The research team design the COPDnet integrated care model and implemented it in two hospitals and affiliated primary care regions in the Netherlands. The COPDnet model consists of a comprehensive diagnostic trajectory ran in secondary care followed by a non-pharmacological intervention program of both monodisciplinary and multidisciplinary components.

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Oct. 6, 2020 Global

Effective implementation approaches for healthy ageing interventions for older people: A rapid review

Given the advanced demographic transition in the world, seeking healthy aging is an imperative task. In this review, strategies that favor a better quality of life for the elderly are shown, including the interaction of different levels of care (intra and extra system). All of this results in better global health indicators for the elderly population, which in turn translates into less need for care by the system.

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Oct. 6, 2020 Global

Lessons on the COVID-19 pandemic, for and by primary care professionals worldwide

During the early stage of the pandemic, primary care continued as the first point of contact to the health system but was poorly informed by policy makers on how to fulfil its role and ill equipped to provide care while protecting staff and patients against further spread of the infection. The pandemic presents important lessons to strengthen health systems through better connection between public health, primary care, and secondary care to cope better with future waves of this and other pandemics.

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Oct. 5, 2020 Africa

Approaches to integrating palliative care into African health systems: a qualitative systematic review

Africa is characterized by a high burden of disease and health system deficits, with an overwhelming and increasing demand for palliative care (PC). Yet only one African country is currently considered to have advanced integration of palliative care into medical services and generalized PC is said to be available in only a handful of others. The integration of PC into all levels of a health system has been called for to increase access to PC and to strengthen health systems. Contextually appropriate evidence to guide integration is vital yet limited. This qualitative systematic review analyses interventions to integrate PC into ...

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Oct. 1, 2020 Americas

The influence of leadership facilitation on relational coordination among primary care team members of accountable care organizations.

Teamwork is a central aspect of integrated care delivery and increasingly critical to primary care practices of accountable care organizations. Although the importance of leadership facilitation in implementing organizational change is well documented, less is known about the extent to which strong leadership facilitation can positively influence relational coordination among primary care team members.

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Sept. 30, 2020 Europe

Identifying barriers in telemedicine-supported integrated care research: scoping reviews and qualitative content analysis

Integrated care is said to improve the way in which care is delivered. To support integrated care by ensuring close collaboration between involved stakeholders, information and communication technologies, especially telemedicine, are needed. Despite their potential, most telemedicine solutions never make it from pilot project stage to full implementation into usual care. Especially in integrated care scenarios, understanding of the barriers hampering successful telemedicine implementation and application is limited.

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