Understanding integrated care: a comprehensive conceptual framework based on the integrative functions of primary care

Pim Valentijn, Sanneke Schepman, Wilfrid Opheij, Marc A Bruijnzeels

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Abstract

Primary care has a central role in integrating care within a health system. However, conceptual ambiguity regarding integrated care hampers a systematic understanding. This paper proposes a conceptual framework that combines the concepts of primary care and integrated care, in order to understand the complexity of integrated care.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Integrated Care
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • primary care
  • integrated care

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