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Integrating care and transforming Community Services: what works? where next?

Ham, Chris J and De Silva, Debra (2009) Integrating care and transforming Community Services: what works? where next? Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham.


URL of Published Version: http://www.hsmc.bham.ac.uk/publications/policy-papers/Ham_and_de_Silva_PP_5_pdf_Policy_Paper.pdf

Identification Number/DOI: ISBN:978 07044 28058


The authors conclude that integrated care may not be a panacea but it clearly has an important contribution to make in ensuring that resources are used as effectively as possible and that the quality agenda set out for the NHS is delivered.

Type of Work:Monograph (Working Paper)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Number of Pages:10
Department:Health Services Management Centre
Additional Information:

This policy paper follows on from a seminar organised by HSMC earlier this year which brought together experts from the US and UK to consider the issues and the evidence for what works.
Ham and De Silva’s paper summarises the presentations made at the seminar and considers the implications for policy makers and practitioners, noting the increasing interest in integrated care given the context of an ageing population and the increasing burden of chronic disease.

Date:September 2009
Series/Collection Name:HSMC Policy Papers
Keywords:Chronic disease, Community health services, Effectiveness, Evaluation Integrated care Organisational change Service delivery
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
ID Code:748

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