The theory and practice of integrative health care governance

Robin Gauld (Dean’s Department, Otago Business School, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

Journal of Integrated Care

ISSN: 1476-9018

Publication date: 13 February 2017



The purpose of this paper is to outline the theory and practice of governance for integrated care, using the case of New Zealand’s healthcare alliances.


This is descriptive analysis.


Alliance governance provides considerable scope for bringing health professional together to focus on whole system approaches to care design. As such, it facilitates care integration.

Research limitations/implications

This is a descriptive review.


Descriptions of alliance governance in New Zealand and in general are rare in the literature. This paper fills this gap.



Gauld, R. (2017), "The theory and practice of integrative health care governance", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 61-72.

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