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April 29, 2021 Americas

Behavioral interventions in acute COVID-19 recovery: A new opportunity for integrated care

New York City was the epicenter of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Critically ill patients surviving prolonged ventilation, medical complications, and protracted delirium are profoundly debilitated. In response, our hospital temporarily created a novel, hybrid inpatient medicine-rehabilitation unit for COVID-19 survivors. Patients are medically monitored and work towards rehabilitation goals with daily physical and occupational therapy (PT/OT). To our knowledge, it is the only such unit in our region. Here, we describe how neuropsychology and consultation-liaison psychiatry have collaborated to implement interventions within this unit to facilitate patients' recovery.

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April 29, 2021 Europe

Quality of Care Transitions: Older Adults Experiences in An Integrated Care Trust

The transition of care from hospital to home is a high-risk time for older adults. The Partners at Care Transitions (PACT) programme aims to improve safety and quality of care transitions. We aimed to test the feasibility of using the Partners at Care Transitions Measure (PACT-M) to evaluate older adults’ experiences of the transition from hospital to home in an Inner London Integrated Care Trust and to identify factors impacting transition quality.

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April 29, 2021 Europe

Implementing Mobile Health?Enabled Integrated Care for Complex Chronic Patients: Intervention Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness Study

Integrated care can generate health and social care efficiencies through the defragmentation of care and adoption of patient-centered preventive models. eHealth can be a key enabling technology for integrated care.

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April 24, 2021 Europe

General Practitioners and Community Pharmacists’ Collaboration in Primary Care: Small Steps for a Major Change

Healthcare authorities worldwide search for ways to develop integrated care and interprofessional collaboration. In Belgium, Medical-Pharmaceutical Concertation (MPC) was introduced as a format to promote constructive dialogues between GPs and community pharmacists (CPs) with a focus on pharmacotherapy.

This study aimed to evaluate the implementation of MPC from the perspective of healthcare authorities and GPs/CPs.

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April 24, 2021 Europe

A Contextual Analysis and Logic Model for Integrated Care for Frail Older Adults Living at Home: The INSPIRE Project

Implementation science methods and a theory-driven approach can enhance the understanding of whether, how, and why integrated care for frail older adults is successful in practice.

This study aimed to perform a contextual analysis, develop a logic model, and select preliminary implementation strategies for an integrated care model in newly created information and advice centers for older adults in Canton Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland.

The overall INSPIRE project aims to develop, implement and evaluate an integrated care model for the information and advice centers. This paper specifically addresses the development phase of INSPIRE and aims to:

  • Determine the contextual factors which may ...

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April 24, 2021 Western Pacific

New Zealand’s Integration-Based Policy for Driving Local Health System Improvement – Which Conditions Underpin More Successful Implementation?

The System Level Framework (SLMF) is a policy introduced by New Zealand’s Ministry of Health in 2016 with the aim of improving health outcomes by stimulating inter-organisational integration at the local level.

This study aimed to understand which conditions that vary at the local level are most important in shaping successful implementation of this novel and internationally significant policy initiative relevant to integrated care.

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April 24, 2021 Europe

Barriers and Facilitators in the Uptake of Integrated Care Pathways for Older Patients by Healthcare Professionals: A Qualitative Analysis of the French National “Health Pathway of Seniors for Preserved Autonomy” Pilot Program

Integrated care is a particularly promising approach in geriatrics – a field in which the medical, psychological and social issues are often complex. The uptake of integrated care by healthcare professionals is essential but varies markedly.

The objective of the present study of healthcare professionals was to identify barriers to and facilitators of commitment to integrated care for seniors.

 

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April 22, 2021 Americas

The primary care behavioral health model (PCBH) and medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD): integrated models for primary care

Recent decades have witnessed increases in (a) integrated physical and behavioral health services and (b) the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) in primary care settings – also known as office-based opioid treatments (OBOT) – using a combination of medication and psychosocial support. Providing these services requires a workforce trained to address addiction’s psychosocial components and interventions addressing addiction’s biological and neurological mechanisms. This paper examines the implementation factors, clinic workflow and roles, and administrative considerations of two models of integrated care in order to identify ways of increasing treatment capacity and expanding OUD treatment uptake in integrated primary care ...

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April 22, 2021 Western Pacific

What do older people want from integrated care? Experiences from a South Australian co-design case study

The challenges of improving the integration of care for older people with complex care needs are well recognised. Evidence suggests that solutions should be co-designed with older people to ensure they are contextually relevant and person-centred.

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April 22, 2021 Europe

Patient experiences of integrated care within the United Kingdom: A systematic review

Integrated care and patient experience are central to the coordination and delivery of high quality health and social care in the UK, but their joint application is poorly understood. This systematic review aimed to gain an understanding of patient experience within current integrated care services in the UK, and specifically, whether they reflect person-centred coordinated care (PCCC).

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