Tag Archives: Clinically Integrated Systems

Integrated Care: Making Happen at Scale and Pace (King’s Fund)

Summary The authors of this King’s Fund paper on integrated care summarise sixteen steps required to enable integrated care become a reality. This document cautions that there is no universal solution or approach to integrated care, and that there is … Continue reading

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Competitive Integration in the NHS (Policy Exchange)

Summary This report from the Policy Exchange think-tank asserts that NHS funding arrangements encourage acute hospitals to admit patients instead of trying to treat patients at a community level or in their own homes. It shows that by international standards … Continue reading

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Emergency Hospital Beds: Variations in Use by Patients Over 65 (King’s Fund)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary This King’s Fund report explores variations in the use of hospital beds by patients aged over sixty-five years and who … Continue reading

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Integrated Care Systems: NHS Reform in England

Summary The authors explore the concept of integration, discuss the barriers to integration and assess the benefits and risks of the various options. The concept in itself is not settled or agreed upon, let alone the solution(s). Quotation: “Integrated care … Continue reading

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