About Integrated Care: better and cheaper
Is it possible to improve health, increase quality of care and to lower cost of care using person-centred integrated care? This book provides an answer to that question, as professor Guus Schrijvers combines more than 500 studies from the sixties until mid August 2016 with many years worth of personal experience with integrated care.
The author distinguishes six dimensions of integrated care: type, patient as partner, quality of care, payment, e-health and change management. Each item is thoroughly analysed and described. His answer to the question? Yes, it is possible, but there is still a long way to go. An electronic attachment with a selection of examples of integrated care from The Netherlands and other countries has also been added to this book.
This book is a must-read for everybody who wants cooperation in health care: professionals, patient representatives, directors, innovators, policy-makers, students and their teachers.