Integrating Care for Persons With Chronic Health and Social Needs

Report — August 06, 2014

Decision-makers in Canada and across the industrialized world face the dual challenges of meeting the needs of growing numbers of persons with multiple chronic health and social needs, while sustaining already stretched healthcare systems. There is a compelling need to transform the health system by restructuring the provision of care to deliver integrated patient-centred care for individuals with complex care needs. Integrating the many care services provided by a diverse array of providers has been identified as a key pillar of a Canadian healthcare strategy (Monieson Centre, 2013). This paper provides evidence-based recommendations for action by government, providers, and patients to better integrate care. 

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