Integrated health care: it's time for it to blossom

Reddy, Sandeep 2016, Integrated health care: it's time for it to blossom, Australian health review, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 428-430, doi: 10.1071/AH15135.

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Title Integrated health care: it's time for it to blossom
Author(s) Reddy, SandeepORCID iD for Reddy, Sandeep
Journal name Australian health review
Volume number 40
Issue number 4
Start page 428
End page 430
Total pages 3
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Place of publication Clayton, Vic.
Publication date 2016-01-25
ISSN 1449-8944
Keyword(s) health care system
Australian Government
health care costs
Summary Considering the grim scenario of burgeoning health-care costs and cost-cutting measures by the Australian Government, there is a clear case to invest and research into disciplines that will ensure sustainability of the public health system. There is evidence that integrated health care contributes to a cost-efficient and quality health system because of potential benefits like streamlined care for patients, efficient use of resources, a better cover of patients and improved patient safety. However, integrated health care as a notion is submerged in the disciplines of public health and primary care. In reality, it is a distinct concept acting as a bridge between primary and secondary care. This article argues it is time for the discipline of integrated health care to be recognised on its own and investment be driven into the establishment of integrated care centres.
Language eng
DOI 10.1071/AH15135
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1605 Policy And Administration
1110 Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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