Healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. Healthcare is delivered by health professionals (providers or practitioners) in allied health fields. Physicians and physician associates are a part of these health professionals. Dentistry, midwifery, nursing, medicine, optometry, audiology, pharmacy, psychology, and other health professions are all part of healthcare. It includes work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health.
Integrated health care, often referred to as interprofessional health care, is an approach characterized by a high degree of collaboration and communication among health professionals. What makes integrated health care unique is the sharing of information among team members related to patient care and the establishment of a comprehensive treatment plan to address the biological, psychological and social needs of the patient. The interprofessional health care team includes a diverse group of members (e.g., physicians, nurses, psychologists and other health professionals), depending on the needs of the patient.
• An “always good” versus “always bad” stance on integration is not helpful. On the ground, integration is about practical questions on how to deliver services to those that need them.
• Integration is best seen as a continuum rather than as two extremes of integrated/not integrated. It involves discussions about the organization of various tasks which need to be performed in order to
provide a population with good quality health services. Integrated care can look different at different service levels. In reality, there are many possible permutations.
• Supporting integrated services does not mean that everything has to be integrated into one package. The aim is to provide services which are not disjointed for the user and which the user can easily navigate. For specialist care, the issue is how their activities are linked to other services.
• Managing change in the way services are delivered may require a mix of political, technical and administrative action. It may require action at several levels, including sustained commitment from the top. It is useful to look for good ‘entry points’ for enhancing integration and to consider what incentives there are for health workers and their managers to change their behaviour.
• Integration is not a cure for inadequate resources. It may provide some savings, but integrating new activities into an existing system cannot be continued indefinitely without the system as a whole being better resourced.
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