INTEGRATED AND PATIENT-
FOCUSED CARE

The adoption of integrated care can be challenging due to diverse stakeholders with fragmented interests, the persistence of fee-for-service payment models and entrenched professional cultures.

Further, while traditional care delivery has focused on diagnosis, treatment, recovery and rehabilitation, a genuinely integrated, patient-focused and value-based approach will reach upstream to include preventive strategies and downstream to include long-term monitoring and management of chronic condition.

Productivity Commission 2017, 5 year productivity review: supporting paper no.5, integrated care, https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/productivity-review/report/productivity-review-supporting5.pdf

Philippe Vandenbroeck, Tom Braes (shiftN), March 2020, Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care, Paper available here

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