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Integrated Health Services across Different Levels: Worldwide Experiences

Abstract submission deadline
28 December 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
28 February 2025
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Dear Colleagues

In recent years, health systems have encountered several challenges and, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic, have had to undertake a process of restructuring to enhance cooperation across all levels of healthcare. This is a worldwide problem that impacts all nations—irrespective of the nature of funding, whether it is public or private—that are committed to healthcare.

This topic aims to examine various international instances of care integration, both horizontally (between healthcare units of similar care levels or different departments within a hospital) and vertically (between health units operating at different care levels), with a focus on outcomes related to access, efficiency, productivity, and the quality of health outcomes, as well as user and/or professional satisfaction.

The topic “Integrated Health Services across Different Levels: Worldwide Experiences” provides a platform to publish all reviews and original research papers. Please join us in creating a diverse collection of articles for a variety of topics. We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Alexandre Morais Nunes
Dr. Diogo Cunha Ferreira
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  • healthcare performance
  • patient satisfaction
  • hospital management
  • healthcare reforms
  • vertical integration
  • integration
  • efficiency

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