Nelly D. Oelke, Carol E. Adair, Gail D. Armitage
PubMed Central Canada, October 2009
Integrated health systems are considered part of the solution to the challenge of sustaining Canada’s healthcare system. This systematic literature review was undertaken to guide decision makers and others to plan for and implement integrated health systems. This review identified 10 universal principles of successfully integrated healthcare systems which may be used by decision-makers to assist with integration efforts. These principles define key areas for restructuring and allow organizational flexibility and adaptation to local context. The literature does not contain a one-size-fits-all model or process for successful integration, nor is there a firm empirical foundation for specific integration strategies and processes.
Section: Making Integration Work
Sector: Health system
Integration type: Back office, Behind the scenes, Clinical/service, Coordination/cooperation, Joint initiatives
Organization size: Large
Document type: Case study, Research and analysis
Source: Other non-governmental
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