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The INTERLINKS framework for long-term care of older people in Europe

Billings, Jenny R. (2013) The INTERLINKS framework for long-term care of older people in Europe. Journal of Integrated Care, 21 (3). pp. 126-138. ISSN 1476-9018. (doi:10.1108/JICA-02-2013-0007) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:34826)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JICA-02-2013-0007

Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to describe the methodological approach to and outcomes of a European multi-consortium EU 7th Framework funded project entitled “INTERLINKS”. The project sought to develop a concept and method to describe and analyse long-term care and its links with the health and

social care systems, and formal and informal care.

Design/methodology/approach – Through the development of a template, it accumulated and validated practice examples that described good policy and practice, transferable across EU member states.

Findings – The outcome was to assemble a range of themes, sub-themes and 135 key issues into a web-based framework for LTC that is illustrated by over 100 examples of validated practice in LTC for older people.

Research limitations/implications – Key messages emanating from the project are provided, with an emphasis on the need for greater investment and pluralist evaluation of initiatives that seek to address the interfaces and links between care services.

Originality/value – The project is unique in that it provides a comprehensive and accessible interactive European database of policy and projects that directly address the problems of interfaces between service provision for older people, and contributes towards the evidence base in discrete areas of LTC.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/JICA-02-2013-0007
Uncontrolled keywords: Integrated health and social care, Long-term care, Older people, Health care, Social care, Elderly people
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 12:55 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34826 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Billings, Jenny R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5660-9478
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