IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services

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Sept. 30, 2020 Europe

Integrated and patient-centred management of Parkinson’s disease: a network model for reshaping chronic neurological care

Chronic neurological diseases are the leading cause of disability globally. Yet, our health-care systems are not designed to meet the needs of many patients with chronic neurological conditions. Care is fragmented with poor interdisciplinary collaboration and lack of timely access to services and therapies. Furthermore, care is typically reactive, and complex problems are managed inadequately because of a scarcity of disease-specific expertise and insufficient use of nonpharmacological interventions. Treatment plans tend to focus on the disease rather than the individual living with it, and patients are often not involved in clinical decision making. By use of Parkinson’s disease as ...

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Sept. 30, 2020 Africa

Opportunities and challenges to integrating mental health into HIV programs in a lowand middle-income country: insights from the Nigeria implementation science Alliance

In Nigeria, there is an estimated 1.9 million people living with HIV (PLHIV), 53% of whom utilize HIV care and services. With decreasing HIV-related deaths and increasing new infections, HIV with its associated comorbidities continue to be a key public health challenge in Nigeria. Untreated, comorbid mental disorders are a critical but potentially modifiable determinant of optimal HIV treatment outcomes. This study aimed to identify the challenges and opportunities related to integrating mental health care into existing HIV programs in Nigeria.

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Sept. 28, 2020 Americas

Patient experience of an integrated care model in a family practice clinic and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

Behavioral health issues are daily challenges in all primary care settings. The integration of programs and strategies translates into better global results, which optimizes the effort of health workers. In this study, user satisfaction is evaluated, through validated surveys, in 727 patients from different centers, family practice clinic and a Federally Qualified Health Center.

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Sept. 28, 2020 Europe

Evaluating Large-Scale Integrated Care Projects: The Development of a Protocol for a Mixed Methods Realist Evaluation Study in Belgium

The twelve Integrated Care Program pilot projects (ICPs) created by the government plan ‘Integrated Care for Better Health’ aim to achieve four outcome types (the Quadruple Aim) for people with chronic diseases in Belgium: improved population health, improved patient and provider experiences and improved cost efficiency. The Belgian plan is based on the model of integrated care by the World Health Organization. The objective of this study is to deliver policy recommendations on strategies and best practices to improve care integration in Belgium and to implement a sustainable monitoring system that serves both policy makers and the stakeholders within the ...

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Sept. 23, 2020 Europe

What Do Parents Expect in the 21st Century? A Qualitative Analysis of Integrated Youth Care

To provide integrated Youth Care responsive to the needs of families with multiple problems across life domains, it is essential to incorporate parental perspectives into clinical practice. The parental perspectives on integrated Youth Care in this study emphasize that parents have a strong desire for a family-centred approach and active participation in decision making over their own care process. However, since parental expectations regarding these key components of integrated Youth Care are somewhat opposing, professionals should be aware of potential confusion and explicitly discuss mutual expectations during a care process. 

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Sept. 21, 2020 Africa

Community engagement for successful COVID-19 pandemic response: 10 lessons from Ebola outbreak responses in Africa

During public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency of International Concern, communities are often poorly involved in the planning and implementation of interventions, yet their commitment is fundamental to control outbreaks. Given the experience of responding to Ebola epidemics in Africa, it is imperative that communities must be accountable to the response to COVID-19. Health actors and authorities must co-construct solutions to address COVID-19 with community leaders and communities. 

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Sept. 17, 2020 Global

Health care for chronic neurological patients after COVID-19

Covid-19 has hit the world population hard. Its effects continue to arise at the community and individual level. However, recovered patients, who had a relatively long stay in the ICU due to the complications of the disease, present and will present very diverse sequelae: post-traumatic stress, transient cognitive alterations and neurological alterations. This article-commentary shows how the health system should reformulate certain priorities for the care of the neurological sequelae of the pandemic at the individual level.

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Sept. 14, 2020 Eastern Mediterranean

Effects of Training Health Workers in Integrated Management of Childhood Illness on Quality of Care for Under-5 Children in Primary Healthcare Facilities in Afghanistan

Neonatal and infant mortality in Afghanistan has decreased considerably since 1990. Despite this, infant morbidity and mortality remains among the highest in the world. In relation to this, the integrated training in the primary care of health workers regarding the main diseases that affect children is an effective strategy.
This article shows the results related to the quality of care for children under 5 years of age, from the training of health workers.

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Sept. 14, 2020 Global

Integrated older people care and advanced practice nursing: an evidence-based review.

The world's population is aging rapidly. This is a fact, and the demand for services adapted to this new reality is increasingly necessary. The World Health Organization has proposed an integrative strategy centered on people. Here present a systematic review of strategies that address the care of older adults with the integrated care-centered approach to people.

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Sept. 14, 2020 Western Pacific

Connecting communities to primary care: a qualitative study on the roles, motivations and lived experiences of community health workers in the Philippines

Community health workers (CHWs) are an important cadre of the primary health care (PHC) workforce in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Philippines was an early adopter of the CHW model for the delivery of PHC. This study aims to address this gap by examining the lived experiences and roles of BHWs in urban and rural sites in the Philippines.

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