Pan American Health Organization. (2011). “Integrated health service delivery networks: Concepts, policy options and a road map for implementation in the Americas.” Renewing Primary Health Care in the Americas, 4. Retrieved from http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=13214&Itemid=.
“This position paper analyzes the challenge of health services fragmentation, proposes a conceptual and operational framework for understanding IHSDNs, presents public policy instruments and institutional mechanisms to develop integrated networks, and proposes a “road map” for implementing IHSDNs in the Americas. The document focuses on the integration of the health services delivery function, and as a result it does not address mechanisms to integrate the health systems functions of financing and/or insurance. Furthermore, it does not address in detail the mechanisms to integrate programs targeting specific diseases, risks and populations (vertical programs) into health systems.”