Journal of Integrated Care: Volume 29 Issue 4

Practical evidence for service improvement


Table of contents - Special Issue: Intermediate Care: Integrated, Local and Personal

Guest Editors: Anne Hendry, Helen Tucker

Teaming up for more comprehensive care: case study of the Geriatric flying squad and emergency responders (Ambulance, Police, Fire and Rescue)

Lynda Elias, Genevieve Maiden, Julie Manger, Patricia Reyes

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development, implementation and initial evaluation of the Geriatric Flying Squad's reciprocal referral pathways with emergency…

Patient experience and satisfaction with admission to an acute geriatric community hospital in the Netherlands: a mixed method study

Marthe E. Ribbink, Catharina C. Roozendaal, Janet L. MacNeil-Vroomen, Remco Franssen, Bianca M. Buurman

The acute geriatric community hospital (AGCH) in an intermediate care facility is an alternative to conventional hospitalization. A comprehensive geriatric assessment and…

Importance of telephone follow-up and combined home visit and telephone follow-up interventions in reducing acute healthcare utilization

Yuan Ying Lee, Lay Hwa Tiew, Yee Kian Tay, John Chee Meng Wong

Transitional care is increasingly important in reducing readmission rates and length of stay (LOS). Singapore is focusing on transitional care to address the evolving care…

Negotiating the transition from acute hospital care to home: perspectives of patients with traumatic brain injury, caregivers and healthcare providers

Tolu O. Oyesanya, Gabrielle Harris Walker, Callan Loflin, Janet Prvu Bettger

The purpose is to explore experiences transitioning home from acute hospital care from perspectives of younger traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, family caregivers and…

Care transition for complex patients: a framework to analyse and develop the Operating Centres for Transition

Angelica Zazzera, Lucia Ferrara, Valeria Domenica Tozzi

Transitional care (TC) models emerged to ensure healthcare coordination and continuity, as at-risk patients transfer between different settings or different levels of care…

Impact of occupational therapy in an integrated adult social care service: Audit of Therapy Outcome Measure Findings

Sharon J. Davenport

Health and social care services should demonstrate the quality of their interventions for commissioners, patients and carers, plus it is a requirement for occupational…

Does the indicator of relative need (IoRN2) tool improve inter-professional conversations?

Wendy Barron, Elaine Gifford, Peter Knight, Helen Rainey

This paper provides an overview of an improvement project that explored whether the implementation of IoRN2, a validated freely available tool designed for any health or…

Community frailty team workforce development – a personal reflection

Eleanor Corbett, Lucy Lewis

This paper represents a personal view of a newly appointed consultant practitioner trainee in frailty. This role was created as a result of a rapid workforce review of a…

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