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Common Experiences of Staff Working in Integrated Health and Social Care Organisations: A European Perspective

Kirstie Coxon (Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent)

Journal of Integrated Care

ISSN: 1476-9018

Article publication date: 1 April 2005

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Abstract

This paper presents a comparison of the views of staff working in 18 integrated care settings, undertaken as part of the PROCARE study of integrated health and social care. The data reveals some apparent commonalities across the nine European countries. Increased job satisfaction was an advantage of integrated working, but respondents also reported difficulties in working with hospitals or medical professionals, and continued barriers to integrated working generally. Overall, single standalone organisations such as home care teams reported the clearest benefits from integrated working, while cross‐agency models continued to encounter significant barriers to health and social care integration.

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Coxon, K. (2005), "Common Experiences of Staff Working in Integrated Health and Social Care Organisations: A European Perspective", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 13-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/14769018200500012

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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