Advances in Integrated Care Models
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 13117
Interests: integrated care; quality of care; prevention; eHealth; informal care
Interests: person-centered care; integration of care; wellbeing
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The integration of care holds the promise to create a sustainable organisation of care and improve patient and organisational outcomes. All over the world, countries are faced with the challenges of an ageing population and a tremendous rise in the prevalence of chronic diseases and multimorbidity, whilst on the other hand, healthcare expenditures need to be contained. In recent decades, many integrated care models and interventions have been designed to deal with these challenges. However, as of today, the evidence that integrated care leads to improved outcomes is scattered and contradictory. Although still a promising approach, integrated care has thus been criticised for its lack of comprehensiveness. To reach its full potential, it has been proclaimed that integrated care models and interventions should incorporate interventions that promote early detection, prevention, advanced care planning, and self-management in a more explicit and rigorous manner than they have so far. The rationale behind this view is that health promotion, disease management, and empowered patients are key to effectively organising patient pathways, especially in combination with eHealth or technological devices. This Special Issue addresses these topics with the aim to advance our knowledge on advances in integrated care models and interventions that improve care delivery and outcomes for patients, health professionals, and/or informal caregivers. Research papers, reviews, and case reports dealing with these advances are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Isabelle Fabbricotti
Prof. Dr. Jane Murray Cramm
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- integrated care
- health promotion
- advanced care planning
- disease management