March 2, 2011
This article looks at the financial and social benefits of health organizations taking an integrated-care approach to healthcare deliverance. “Integrated care brings together the different groups involved in patient care so that, from the patient’s perspective, the services delivered are consistent and coordinated. Too often, providers focus on single episodes of treatment, rather than the patient’s overall well-being. By taking a more comprehensive approach, integrated care offers patients higher-quality, more efficient care that better meets their needs. In many cases, the increased efficiency also helps control costs.” It also offers strategies for decision makers to employ when deciding which services and facilities can be integrated.
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