publication . Article . 2017

The strategy role of transitional care units to support Integrated Care and Personalised pathways for frail persons

Verdiana Morando; Valeria Domenica Tozzi;
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  • Published: 17 Oct 2017 Journal: International Journal of Integrated Care, volume 17, page 461 (eissn: 1568-4156, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ubiquity Press, Ltd.
Abstract
The paper presents a comparative analysis of three models of transitional care units that have been set up in Italy in the last three years within the processes of Regional Healthcare Services and healthcare organisations’ reforms. The comparative analysis is worth of providing interesting insights and generalizable lessons learnt from integrated care in practice. The three cases of transitional care units belong to a similar background wherein greater needs for care coordination across the supply chain have risen, but the implementation has brought to different organizational solutions to meet the contextual features. The common base-line scenario can be descri...
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free text keywords: Health Policy, Sociology and Political Science, Health(social science), population health management; transitional care units; risk stratification and segmentation; frailty; integrated care pathways, Integrated care, Organizational unit, Medicine, business.industry, business, Health care, Operations management, Transitional care, Palliative care, Clinical governance, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Knowledge management, Service design
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