Integrated Care for Frail Elderly: A Qualitative Study of a Promising Approach in The Netherlands

Hoedemakers, Maaike; Leijten, Fenna Ruby Marie; Looman, Wilhelmijn; Czypionka, ThomasORCID:; Kraus, MarkusORCID:; Donkers, Hanneke; van den Hende-Wijnands, Esther; van den Broek, Nicole M.A. and Rutten-van Molken, Maureen (2019) Integrated Care for Frail Elderly: A Qualitative Study of a Promising Approach in The Netherlands. International Journal of Integrated Care, 19 (3), pp. 1-11.

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Increasingly, frail elderly need to live at home for longer, relying on support from informal caregivers and community-based health- and social care professionals. To align care and avoid fragmentation, integrated care programmes are arising. A promising example of such a programme is the Care Chain Frail Elderly (CCFE) in the Netherlands, which supports elderly with case and care complexity living at home with the best possible health and quality of life. The goal of the current study was to gain a deeper understanding of this programme and how it was successfully put into practice in order to contribute to the evidence-base surrounding complex integrated care programmes for persons with multi-morbidity.

Item Type: Article in Academic Journal
Keywords: Integrated care, frail elderly, multi-morbidity, patient-centeredness, continuity, SELFIE
Research Units: Current Research Groups > Health Economics and Health Policy
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 09:43
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2023 08:52
DOI: 10.5334/ijic.4626
ISSN: 1568-4156

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