Handbook Integrated Care by Volker AmelungHandbook Integrated Care by Volker Amelung

Handbook Integrated Care

byVolker AmelungEditorViktoria Stein, Nicholas Goodwin

Paperback | August 2, 2018

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This handbook gives profound insight into the main ideas and concepts of integrated care. It offers a managed care perspective with a focus on patient orientation, efficiency, and quality by applying widely recognized management approaches to the field of health care. The handbook also provides international best practices and shows how integrated care does work throughout various health systems.

The delivery of health and social care is characterised by fragmentation and complexity in most health systems throughout the world. Therefore, much of the recent international discussion in the field of health policy and health management has focused on the topic of integrated care. "Integrated" acknowledges the complexity of patients´ needs and aims to meet it by taking into account both health and social care aspects. Changing and improving processes in a coordinated way is at the heart of this approach.

Volker Amelung, PhD is a professor of health management and international health services research at the Medical University of Hannover, Germany. His main research interests are managed care, integrated care und payment systems. He is also the president of the German Managed Care Association (BMC) and founded the private institute for...
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Title:Handbook Integrated CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:595 pagesPublished:August 2, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319858262

ISBN - 13:9783319858265

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Table of Contents

Foundations of Integrated Care.- Tools and Instruments.- Management of Integrated Care.- Evaluation and Health Services Research.- Client Groups.- Case Studies.