An ‘inclusive’ model of integrated care
Tucker, Helen (2010) An ‘inclusive’ model of integrated care. In: 10th Annual Integrated Care Conference, Tampere, Finland, 17–18 Jun 2010. Published in: International Journal of Integrated Care, Vol.10Full text not available from this repository.
Purpose: To explore the presence, nature and development of integrated care in community services.
Theory: To explore the concept of an ‘inclusive’ model of integrated care, which is defined in this study as sustained integrated care for
all client groups, with multiple simultaneous types of integrated working. This challenges the predominance of the model found in the
literature which focuses on short-term projects for older people focusing on one type of integrated working.
Methods: Secondary analysis of data from staff questionnaires for 66 community services were analysed from two case studies: the community hospital programme in England and the ICON programme in Ireland.
Results and conclusions: Multiple and simultaneous types of integration were recorded for community hospital services for all client
groups, with an average of 4.4 types of the 8 types studied. Evidence for established integrated working was found in the literature on
community hospitals as well as in the case studies. Progress with developing processes to support integrated working was recorded in
the ICON programme for all client groups. The study has shown the presence of an ‘inclusive’ model of integrated care in community
Discussion: The study has contributed an assessment tool and led to the development of a new ethical framework for integrated care.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Institutional care, Hospital care|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Integrated Care|
|Publisher:||Igitur, Utrecht Publishing & Archiving Services|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||10th Annual Integrated Care Conference|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Tampere, Finland|
|Date(s) of Event:||17–18 Jun 2010|
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