Definitions of integrated care from the stakeholder perspective

Billings, Jenny R. and Malin, M. (2006) Definitions of integrated care from the stakeholder perspective. In: Billings, Jenny R. and Leichsenring, Kai, eds. Integrating health and social care services for older persons. Evidence from nine European countries. Public Policy and Social Welfare . Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 51-78. ISBN 0754644731. (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)

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The importance of providing integrated, holistic, and cohesive primary care for older people has been increasingly emphasied in recent policy initiatives and directives (Barletett, 1999; Johri et al., 2003). In many parts of the western world health and social services have been organised by different organisations, and even fragmented inside sectors to smaller caregiver units. For sometime now there has been a realisation that it is more effective for all stakeholders that care is integrated into a single whole, with a smoother and more consistent coordination of the service network (Eng et al., 1997; Watt et al., 1999; Truman/Triska, 2001; Hidson/Henwood, 2002, Schwab et al., 2003).

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: care for older people, social services, care professionals, caregiver units
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
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Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 09:04
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