Providing integrated care for older people with complex needs – King’s Fund – 30 January 2014

Posted on January 31, 2014. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Chronic Disease Mgmt, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , , |

Providing integrated care for older people with complex needs – King’s Fund – 30 January 2014

by Nick Goodwin, Anna Dixon, Geoff Anderson, Walter Wodchis

“Lessons from seven international case studies

Around the world, rapidly ageing populations are resulting in increased demand for health and social care services, which presents significant challenges for national health and care systems. Many have adopted an integrated care approach to meet the needs of older people with chronic or multiple conditions. This approach often involves a single point of entry – designating a care manager to help with assessing needs, sharing information, and co-ordinating care delivery by multiple caregivers (formal and informal).

This report synthesises evidence from seven case studies covering Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. It considers similarities and differences of programmes that are successfully delivering integrated care, and identifies lessons for policy-makers and service providers to help them address the challenges ahead.”

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