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Integration and continuity of primary care: polyclinics and alternatives - a patient-centred analysis of how organisation constrains care co-ordination

Sheaff, R., Halliday, J., Ovretveit, J., Byng, R., Exworthy, M., Peckham, Stephen, Asthana, S. (2015) Integration and continuity of primary care: polyclinics and alternatives - a patient-centred analysis of how organisation constrains care co-ordination. Health Services and Delivery Research Volume, 3 (35). ISSN 2050-4349. E-ISSN 2050-4357. (doi:10.3310/hsdr03350) (KAR id:50455)

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On balance, an integrated organisation seems more likely to favour the development of care co-ordination and, therefore, continuities of care than a system of care networks. At least four different variants of ownership and management of organisationally integrated primary care providers are practicable in NHS-like settings. Future research is therefore required, above all to evaluate comparatively the different techniques for coordinating patient discharge across the triple interface between hospitals, general practices and community health services; and to discover what effects increasing the scale and scope of general practice activities will have on continuity of care.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3310/hsdr03350
Additional information: Health Serv Deliv Res 2015;3(35)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Stephen Peckham
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 09:54 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50455 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Peckham, Stephen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7002-2614
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