The Role of Integrated Care and Population Health



In this chapter the authors draw attention to the fact that there is a lot to be gained from bringing together transitional care programmes with approaches that address the wider health system environment in order to address the increasing complexity in the management of care transitions. The chapter reviews various models from Health System Performance frameworks and improvement models and seeks to elicit the programme logic underpinning such improvements. The authors aim to illustrate the application of organizational models to improve quality and safety using an international best-practice example. Lastly, the chapter ends with recommendations for policymakers, health care decision-makers and evaluators regarding the alignment of theory, model specification, implementation and attribution of quality and safety outcomes to effects.


Integrated Care Transitional Care Programs Health System Performance Assessment Holistic Needs Best-practice Model 
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  1. 1.OptiMedis AGHamburgGermany

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