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Feb. 24, 2017

The theory and practice of integrative health care governance: the case of New Zealand´s alliances

Region: Western Pacific Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Strengthening governance and accountability, Coordinating services within and across sectors Source: Journal of Integrated Care

The purpose of this paper is to outline the theory and practice of governance for integrated care, using the case of New Zealand´s healthcare alliances.

This paper argued that the new "experimental" governance models are needed for effective development of integrated care, illustrated through the example of alliance governance in New Zealand. While the alliances are in a relatively incipient state, they hold considerable promise when compared with the alternatives: corporate, democratic or clinical governance. Alliance governance provides for a different way of working, and for boldstering clinical leadership as central to this.