Billings, J.R. and Leichsenring, K. and Tabibian, N. (2005) Elements for successful integration processes in long-term care services: Some concluding remarks. In: Billings, J.R. and Leichsenring, K., eds. Integrating health and social care services for older persons. Evidence from nine European countries. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 245-256. ISBN 978-0754644736.
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The efforts made in the selected countries to tackle evident problems at the interfaces between health and social care systems reveal much about the state of the art in developing long-term care systems. At the same time, these efforts -usually in the form of model projects -are dependent on the existing cultural, professional and social policy traditions in the respective country or even in the respective region only. Our reflections thus have led to the conclusion that there cannot be a 'ranking' of the different models, neither can we provide general 'recipes' for integrating care services. The analysis, however, was able to supply what we have called' elements for successful integration processes' in relation to some key features in long-term care provision that we would like to sum up in the following.
|Item Type:||Book section|
|Additional information:||Publisher: Ashgate (28 Jan 2006)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies|
|Depositing User:||Paula Loader|
|Date Deposited:||29 May 2009 17:22|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:20|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5388 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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