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Building integrated care systems: a case study of Bidasoa Integrated Health Organisation.

Polanco NT, Zabalegui IB, Irazusta IP, Solinís RN, Del Río Cámara M - Int J Integr Care (2015)

Bottom Line: In order to measure the progress of integration three concepts have been measured: (i) readiness for chronicity measured with Assessment of Readiness for Chronicity in Healthcare Organisations tool; (ii) collaboration between clinicians from different care levels measured with the D'Amour Questionnaire, and (iii) overall impact of integration through several indicators based on the Triple Aim Framework.The measurement of organisational readiness for chronicity showed improvements in five of the six areas under evaluation.Similarly the collaboration between professionals of different care levels showed a steady improvement in each of the 10 items.

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Affiliation: O+Berri, Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Basque Country, Spain.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: This paper analyses the implementation of integrated care policies in the Basque Country through the deployment of an Integrated Health Organisation in Bidasoa area during the period 2011-2014. Structural, functional and clinical integration policies have been employed with the aim to deliver integrated and person-centred care for patients, especially for those living with chronic conditions.

Methods: This organisational case study used multiple data sources and methods in a pragmatic and reflexive manner to build a picture of the organisational development over a 4-year period. In order to measure the progress of integration three concepts have been measured: (i) readiness for chronicity measured with Assessment of Readiness for Chronicity in Healthcare Organisations tool; (ii) collaboration between clinicians from different care levels measured with the D'Amour Questionnaire, and (iii) overall impact of integration through several indicators based on the Triple Aim Framework.

Results: The measurement of organisational readiness for chronicity showed improvements in five of the six areas under evaluation. Similarly the collaboration between professionals of different care levels showed a steady improvement in each of the 10 items. Furthermore, the Triple Aim-based indicators showed a better experience of care in terms of patients' perceptions of care coordination; a reduction in hospital utilisation, particularly for patients with complex chronic conditions; and cost-containment in terms of per capita expenditure.

Conclusion: There is a significant amount of data that shows that Bidasoa Integrated Health Organisation has progressed in terms of delivering integrated care for chronic conditions with a positive impact on several Triple Aim outcomes.

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Mentions: Stemming from D'Amour Model, Osakidetza and the Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation elaborated a questionnaire [24], to measure the degree of collaboration between clinical staff of different care levels. Bidasoa Integrated Health Organisation has applied this questionnaire three times (in 2010 before integration, 2012 and 2013) using a sample (number of clinicians) of 80 in 2010, 117 in 2012 and 122 in 2013. The results are shown in Figure 5.


Building integrated care systems: a case study of Bidasoa Integrated Health Organisation.

Polanco NT, Zabalegui IB, Irazusta IP, Solinís RN, Del Río Cámara M - Int J Integr Care (2015)

Results in collaboration between professionals of different care levels in Bidasoa Integrated Health Organisation
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fg0005: Results in collaboration between professionals of different care levels in Bidasoa Integrated Health Organisation
Mentions: Stemming from D'Amour Model, Osakidetza and the Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation elaborated a questionnaire [24], to measure the degree of collaboration between clinical staff of different care levels. Bidasoa Integrated Health Organisation has applied this questionnaire three times (in 2010 before integration, 2012 and 2013) using a sample (number of clinicians) of 80 in 2010, 117 in 2012 and 122 in 2013. The results are shown in Figure 5.

Bottom Line: In order to measure the progress of integration three concepts have been measured: (i) readiness for chronicity measured with Assessment of Readiness for Chronicity in Healthcare Organisations tool; (ii) collaboration between clinicians from different care levels measured with the D'Amour Questionnaire, and (iii) overall impact of integration through several indicators based on the Triple Aim Framework.The measurement of organisational readiness for chronicity showed improvements in five of the six areas under evaluation.Similarly the collaboration between professionals of different care levels showed a steady improvement in each of the 10 items.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: O+Berri, Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Basque Country, Spain.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: This paper analyses the implementation of integrated care policies in the Basque Country through the deployment of an Integrated Health Organisation in Bidasoa area during the period 2011-2014. Structural, functional and clinical integration policies have been employed with the aim to deliver integrated and person-centred care for patients, especially for those living with chronic conditions.

Methods: This organisational case study used multiple data sources and methods in a pragmatic and reflexive manner to build a picture of the organisational development over a 4-year period. In order to measure the progress of integration three concepts have been measured: (i) readiness for chronicity measured with Assessment of Readiness for Chronicity in Healthcare Organisations tool; (ii) collaboration between clinicians from different care levels measured with the D'Amour Questionnaire, and (iii) overall impact of integration through several indicators based on the Triple Aim Framework.

Results: The measurement of organisational readiness for chronicity showed improvements in five of the six areas under evaluation. Similarly the collaboration between professionals of different care levels showed a steady improvement in each of the 10 items. Furthermore, the Triple Aim-based indicators showed a better experience of care in terms of patients' perceptions of care coordination; a reduction in hospital utilisation, particularly for patients with complex chronic conditions; and cost-containment in terms of per capita expenditure.

Conclusion: There is a significant amount of data that shows that Bidasoa Integrated Health Organisation has progressed in terms of delivering integrated care for chronic conditions with a positive impact on several Triple Aim outcomes.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus