Journal article

The impact of integrated care for people with chronic conditions on hospital and emergency department utilization: a rapid review

Matthew D Stephenson, Karolina Lisy, Cindy J Stern, Anne-Marie Feyer, Louise Fisher, Edoardo C Aromataris

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTHCARE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: Integrated care commonly involves provision of comprehensive community-based care for people with chronic conditions. It is anticipated that implementation of integrated care, with a proactive approach to management of chronic conditions, will reduce reliance on hospital and emergency department (ED) services. The aim of this rapid review was to summarize the best available evidence on the impact of integrated care for patients with chronic conditions on hospital and ED utilization and investigate trends in outcomes over time. METHODS: Given the large body of literature available on this topic, this rapid review considered existing systematic reviews and meta-analyses that included adul..

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