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July 18, 2018

Barriers and Facilitators to Workforce Changes in Integrated Care

Region: Europe Scientific publication Creating an enabling environment, Coordinating services within and across sectors Source: International Journal of Integrated Care

Health systems are faced with an ageing population and an increase in chronic conditions. These challenges require more appropriate approaches than the current largely single-disease and acute-care focussed health care systems. Integrated care is seen as one of the most promising of these approaches by targeting the health system, patient-provider relationships, care process design, communication infrastructures, community resources, and how care is delivered by health professionals. The aim of the study is to investigate the barriers and facilitators to the implementation of workforce changes implemented as part of integrated chronic care interventions.