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The mutualism between chains of care and local care
Nordic School of Public Health.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7895-3341
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Integrated Care – Vol. 8, 4 June 2008, 2008, e13- p.Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Introduction

There is a growing interest in compensating for the fragmented delivery of care by promoting integrated care. This movement is a feature of national and local policy, and it is being supported and encouraged amongst care providers.

Aims

Discuss the concepts of Swedish integrated care and their impact on care delivery systems.

Results

The chain of care concept is commonly regarded as a means to make a care delivery system better adapted to the needs of patients. In many county councils, this transformation is supported by policies focusing on quality and comprehensiveness. Despite several years of experience, a vast majority of the county councils regard themselves as unsuccessful in developing chains of care.

In addition, many county councils have changed their delivery systems during recent years and implemented ‘Local Care’, an upgraded family- and community-oriented primary care supported by a flexible hospital system. It is unusual to find a high degree of organisational cohesiveness in the implementation of local care. Instead these solutions are in many cases supposed to be built on chains of care.

Conclusions

Chains of care are increasingly regarded as building stones of local care, which means that chains of care are embraced in a context and by conditions more favourable than former non-integrative care delivery systems. In this sense, chains of care may have a renaissance, after assuredly being high on the policy agendas but with several years of modest development results. Thus, local care needs chains of care to evolve and chains of care need the integrative framework of local care to sustain.

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2008. e13- p.
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-12611OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-12611DiVA: diva2:739018
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8th Annual Integrated Care Conference. 6-7 March 2008, Gothenburg, Sweden
Available from: 2014-08-19 Created: 2014-08-19 Last updated: 2014-08-19Bibliographically approved

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