Integrated care: theory to practice

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    ‘Integrated care’ is pitched as the solution to current health system challenges. In the literature, what integrated care actually involves is complex and contested. Multi-disciplinary team case management is frequently the primary focus of integrated care when implemented internationally. We examine the practical application of integrated care in the NHS in England to exemplify the prevalence of the case management focus. We look at the evidence for effectiveness of multi-disciplinary team case management, for the focus on high-risk groups and for integrated care more generally. We suggest realistic expectations of what integration of care alone can achieve and additional research questions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)282-285
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of health services research & policy
    Issue number4
    Early online date29 Jul 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


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