Journal article

Actions required to implement integrated care for older people in the community using the World Health Organization's ICOPE approach: A global Delphi consensus study

Andrew M Briggs, Islene Araujo de Carvalho

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Integrated care is recognised as an important enabler to healthy ageing, yet few countries have managed to sustainably deliver integrated care for older people. We aimed to gather global consensus on the key actions required to realign health and long-term systems and integrate services to implement the World Health Organization (WHO) Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) approach. METHODS: A two-round eDelphi study, including a global consultation meeting, was undertaken to identify, refine and generate consensus on the actions required across high-, middle- and low-income countries to implement the WHO ICOPE approach. In round 1, a framework of 31 actions, empirically derive..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The German Federal Ministry of Health and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare supported the global consultation meeting financially and in kind. AMB is supported by Fellowships awarded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (#1132548) and the Bone and Joint Decade Foundation. The funding bodies had no role in the study design, in collection, analysis or interpretation of data, writing of the manuscript, or the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.