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International Journal of Integrated Care
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  • Implementation of a Stepwise, Multidisciplinary Intervention for Pain and
           Challenging Behaviour in Dementia (STA OP!): A Process Evaluation

    • Abstract: Background: A stepwise, multidisciplinary and multicomponent intervention (called STA OP!) was implemented in Dutch nursing home units, which included a comprehensive multidisciplinary team training. A cluster-randomised controlled trial showed that the intervention reduced symptoms of pain and challenging behaviour.Objective(s): To describe the experiences around the implementation of the intervention; to examine the extent to which the STA OP! intervention was delivered and implemented as intended (at the level of the team, and the individual resident/professional); and to understand factors influencing the implementation process.Methods: A process evaluation was performed using a mixed-methods design encompassing several data sources. Quantitative data (i.e. from the written evaluations by healthcare professionals, management, and the research database) were analysed using descriptive statistics. Qualitative data (i.e. semi-structured interviews, notes, completed intervention forms, and written evaluations) were analysed according to the principles of thematic analysis. The implementation process and the influencing factors were categorised according to the i) organisational level, ii) the team level, and iii) the level of the individual resident/professional.Results: In total, 39.2% of the residents with pain and/or challenging behaviour were treated following the stepwise approach of the STA OP! intervention. The training manual and forms used were found to be relevant and feasible. Factors inhibiting the implementation process at the i) organisational level concerned instability of the organisation and the team (e.g. involvement in multiple projects/new innovations, staff turnover/absence of essential disciplines, and/or high workload). At the team level (ii), we found that presence of a person with a motivational leadership style facilitated the implementation. Also, interdisciplinary cooperation through the design/setting of the multidisciplinary training, securing the intervention by use of clear agreements, and written reporting or transfers facilitated implementation. At the individual level (iii), perceived value of the stepwise working method, and enhanced awareness facilitated the implementation.Conclusion: Although the intervention was not implemented as planned, the intervention empowered healthcare professionals and increased their awareness of the signals of pain and challenging behaviour. Future implementation of the intervention should start on units with a motivational leader, and specific features of the organisation and the team should be considered to facilitate implementation, e.g. stability, support, and shared focus to change. Published on 2018-09-07 12:51:56
  • “Dealing with the Hospital has Become too Difficult for Us to Do
           Alone” – Developing an Integrated Care Program for Children with
           Medical Complexity (CMC)

    • Abstract: Introduction: Children with medical complexity (CMC) require highly specialised care, often from multiple providers and over many years. This paper describes the first 18 months of development of the Kids Guided Personalised Services (GPS) Integrated Care Program (the Program). This Program aims to improve health care experience; communication and to streamline provision of care. Discussion: Key enablers across the Program were put in place and 5 individual project streams were used to implement change. An extensive formative evaluation process was undertaken to truly understand all perspectives in developing the Program. Conclusion/Key Lessons: This Program supports families who are caring for CMC by developing shared care models that bring together local health services with the tertiary hospitals. The methodology used has resulted in comprehensive system change and transformation; reduced presentations to the Emergency Department (ED), avoidable admissions and travel time. A challenge remains in meaningfully engaging primary health care providers.  Published on 2018-09-05 13:53:32
  • A Scoping Review of Facilitators of Multi-Professional Collaboration in
           Primary Care

    • Abstract: Introduction: Multi-professional collaboration (MPC) is essential for the delivery of effective and comprehensive care services. As in other European countries, primary care in Norway is challenged by altered patient values and the increased expectations of health administrations to participate in team-based care. This scoping review reports on the organisational, processual, relational and contextual facilitators of collaboration between general practitioners (GP) and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) in primary care. Methods: A systematic search in specialist and Scandinavian databases retrieved 707 citations. Following the inclusion criteria, nineteen studies were considered eligible and examined according to Arksey and O’Malley’s methodological framework for scoping reviews. The retrieved literature was analysed employing a content analysis approach. A group of stakeholders commented on study findings to enhance study validity. Results: Primary care research into MPC is immature and emerging in Norway. Our analysis showed that introducing common procedures for documentation and handling of patient data, knowledge sharing, and establishing local specialised multi-professional teams, facilitates MPC. The results indicate that advancements in work practices benefit from an initial system-level foundation with focus on local management and MPC leadership. Further, our results show that it is preferable to enhance collaborative skills before introducing new professional teams, roles and responsibilities. Investing in professional relations could build trust, respect and continuity. In this respect, sufficient time must be allocated during the working day for professionals to share reflections and engage in mutual learning. Conclusion: There is a paucity of research concerning the application and management of MPC in Norwegian primary care. The work practices and relations between professionals, primary care institutions and stakeholders on a macro level is inadequate. Health care is a complex system in which HCPs need managerial support to harvest the untapped benefits of MPC in primary care. As international research demonstrates, local managers must be supported with infrastructure on a macro level to understand the embedding of practice and look at what professionals actually do and how they work.  Published on 2018-08-30 13:46:29
  • Care coordination as imagined, care coordination as done: findings from a
           cross-national mental health systems study

    • Abstract: IntroductionCare coordination is intended to ensure needs are met and integrated services are provided. Formalised processes for the coordination of mental health care arrived in the UK with the introduction of the care programme approach in the early 1990s. Since then the care coordinator role has become a central one within mental health systems. Theory and methodsThis paper contrasts care coordination as work that is imagined with care coordination as work that is done. This is achieved via a critical review of policy followed by a qualitative analysis of interviews, focusing on day-to-day work, conducted with 28 care coordinators employed in four NHS organisations in England and two in Wales. FindingsCare coordination is imagined as a vehicle for the provision of collaborative, recovery-focused, care. Those who practise care coordination are concerned with the quality of their relationships with service users and the tailoring of services, but limits exist to collaboration and open discussion. Care coordinators describe doing necessary work connecting people and the system of care. However, this work also brings significant administrative demands, is subject to performance management which distorts its primary purpose, and in a context of scarce resources promotes generic professional roles. ConclusionCare coordination must be done. However, it is not consistently being done in the way policymakers imagine, and in the real world of work can be done differently. Published on 2018-08-23 10:13:55
  • Finding the Integrated Care Evidence Base in PubMed and Beyond: A
           Bibliometric Study of the Challenges

    • Abstract: Introduction: Integrated care research evidence should be optimally visible and accessible to stakeholders. This study examines the contribution of specific databases to the discovery of integrated care evidence, and tests the usefulness of Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) indexing of this literature within PubMed. Methods: We used bibliometric methods to analyse the integrated care literature indexed within six databases between 2007 and 2016. An international expert advisory group assessed the relevance of citations randomly retrieved from PubMed using MeSH term ‘Delivery of Health Care, Integrated’. Results: Integrated care evidence is diffuse, spread across many journals. Between 2007 and 2016, integrated care citations grew substantially, with the rate of increase highest in Embase. PubMed contributes the largest proportion of unique citations (citations not included in any of the other databases analysed), followed by Embase, PsycINFO and CINAHL. On average, expert reviewers rated 42.5% of citations retrieved by MeSH term ‘Delivery of Health Care, Integrated’ as relevant to integrated care. When these citations were dual reviewed, inter-rater agreement was low. Conclusion: MeSH terms alone are insufficient to retrieve integrated care content from PubMed. Embase and CINAHL contain unique content not found in PubMed that should not be overlooked. A validated search filter is proposed to simplify the process of finding integrated care research for clinicians, managers and decision-makers.  Published on 2018-08-17 15:42:55
  • The Core Dimensions of Integrated Care: A Literature Review to Support the

    • Abstract: Objective: As part of the EU-funded Project INTEGRATE, the research sought to develop an evidence-based understanding of the key dimensions and items of integrated care associated with successful implementation across varying country contexts and relevant to different chronic and/or long-term conditions. This paper identifies the core dimensions of integrated care based on a review of previous literature on the topic.Methodology: The research reviewed literature evidence from the peer-reviewed and grey literature. It focused on reviewing research articles that had specifically developed frameworks on integrated care and/or set out key elements for successful implementation. The search initially focused on three main scientific journals and was limited to the period from 2006 to 2016. Then, the research snowballed the references from the selected published studies and engaged leading experts in the field to supplement the identification of relevant literature. Two investigators independently reviewed the selected articles using a standard data collection tool to gather the key elements analyzed in each article.Results: A total of 710 articles were screened by title and abstract. Finally, 18 scientific contributions were selected, including studies from grey literature and experts’ suggestions. The analysis identified 175 items grouped in 12 categories.Conclusions: Most of the key factors reported in the literature derive from studies that developed their frameworks in specific contexts and/or for specific types of conditions. The identification and classification of the elements from this literature review provide a basis to develop a comprehensive framework enabling standardized descriptions and benchmarking of integrated care initiatives carried out in different contexts. Published on 2018-08-08 15:03:01
  • Multicultural Transitions: Caregiver Presence and Language-Concordance at

    • Abstract: Introduction: Patients with low health literacy (HL) and minority patients encounter many challenges during hospital to community transitions. We assessed care transitions of minority patients with various HL levels and tested whether presence of caregivers and provision of language-concordant care are associated with better care transitions. Methods: A prospective cohort study of 598 internal medicine patients, Hebrew, Russian, or Arabic native speakers, at a tertiary medical center in central Israel, from 2013 to 2014. HL was assessed at baseline with the Brief Health Literacy Screen. A follow-up telephone survey was used to administer the Care Transition Measure [CTM] and to assess, caregiver presence and patient–provider language-concordance at discharge. Results: Patients with low HL and without language-concordance or caregiver presence had the lowest CTM scores (33.1, range 0–100). When language-concordance and caregivers were available, CTM scores did not differ between the medium-high and low HL groups (68.7 and 66.9, respectively, p = 0.118). The adjusted analysis, showed that language-concordance and caregiver presence during discharge moderate the relationship between HL and patients’ care transition experience (p < 0.001). Conclusions: Language-concordance care and caregiver presence are associated with higher patients’ ratings of the transitional-care experience among patients with low HL levels and among minorities.  Published on 2018-08-08 14:59:35
  • Integrated Care in Action: A Practical Guide for Health, Social Care and
           Housing Support

    • Abstract: Robin Miller, Hilary Brown and Catherine Mangan, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016, pp 232, ISBN: 978-1-84905-646-5 (paperback)  Published on 2018-08-06 12:22:09
  • Understanding the Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and
           Intervening to Improve Self-Management in the Context of Multi-morbidity

    • Abstract: Published on 2018-07-19 17:06:16
  • Organizing Health Care Networks: Balancing Markets, Government and Civil

    • Abstract: Much is changing in health care organization today. A perspective or paradigm that is gaining ever increasing momentum is that of translational, extramural and integrated care. Current research suggests many potential benefits for integrated care and health care networks but the ethical issues are less frequently emphasized. Showing that integrated care can be beneficial, does not mean it is automatically ethically justified. We will argue for three ethical requirements such health care networks should meet. Subsequently we will look at the mechanisms driving the formation of networks and examine how these can cause networks to meet or fail to meet these ethical requirements or obligations. The three mechanisms we will examine are government, civil society and market mechanisms, which, we argue, should be balanced properly. Each mechanism is able to provide a relevant ethical perspective to health care networks. However, when the balance is skewed towards a single mechanism, health care networks might fail to promote one or more of the ethical requirements.  Published on 2018-07-11 17:34:55
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