This RAND Europe evaluation report summarises the results from 16 different pilot projects sponsored by the Department of Health to explore ways of integrating patient care from different local providers. Local decision-makers should not underestimate the challenges involved in integrating and coordinating care across silos / boundaries. It is important to remember the centrality of the needs and preferences of service users.
Roland, M. Lewis, R. [and] Steventon, A. [et al] (2013). Does integrated care deliver the benefits expected? Findings from 16 integrated care pilot initiatives in England. Cambridge: RAND Europe, May 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].