Originally published in 2004. Providing Integrated Health and Social Care for Older Persons - Issues, Problems and Solutions (PROCARE)" is a project in the EU Fifth Framework Programme (Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources, Area "The Ageing Population and Disabilities") that aims to help in defining the new concept of an integrated health and social care for older persons in need of care by comparing and evaluating different modes of care delivery. The project will identify structural, organisational, economic and social-cultural factors and actors that constitute an integrated and sustainable care system with enhanced outcomes for all actors involved. This book gathers the achievements of the first project phase (2002) that consisted in a literature overview focusing on the question which of the variety of innovations in modes of organisation, finance and professional collaboration observed in Europe over the last decade have been the most successful and long-lasting ones. Thus, national reports from nine EU Member States (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK) will be presented by scholars from leading research and consulting agencies in these countries. The national reports follow a mutually agreed structure. The publication is introduced by a general overview and a more theoretic article defining the issues at stake. The book gives a unique general overview on European approaches towards integrated social and health care services and policies that are to be developed to face the growing need of care in ageing societies; furthermore, it provides indicators for successful approaches and models of good practice to overcome the "social-health-divide" and a better understanding of the meaning of integrated services and coordination of social and health systems in the different countries. Finally, facts and figures about coordination at the interface between health and social care for older persons as well as problems and solutions (
Contents: Introduction: Providing integrated health and social care for older persons - a European overview, Kai Leichsenring; Integrated health and social care for older persons: theoretical and conceptual issues, Andy M. Alaszewski, Jenny Billings and Kirstie Coxon. National Reports: Providing integrated health and social care for older persons in Austria, Margit Grilz-Wolf, Charlotte Strümpel, Kai Leichsenring and Kathrin Komp; Providing integrated health and social care for older persons in Denmark, Ellinor Colmorten, Thomas Clausen and Steen Bengtsson; Providing integrated health and social care for older persons in Finland, Paula Salonen and Riitta Haverinen; Providing integrated health and social care for older persons in France - an old idea with a great future, Michel Frossard, Nathalie Genin, Marie-Jo Guisset and Alain Villez; Providing integrated health and social care for older persons in Germany, Günter Roth and Monika Reichert; Providing integrated health and social care for older persons in Greece, Aris Sissouras, Maria Ketsetzopoulou, Nikos Bouzas, Evi Fagadaki, Olga Papaliou and Aliki Fakoura; Providing integrated health and social care for older persons in Italy, Giorgia Nesti, Stefano Campostrini, Stefano Garbin; Paolo Piva; Patrizia Di Santo and Filomena Tunzi; Providing integrated health and social care for older persons in the Netherlands, Carine Ex, Klaas Gorter and Uschi Janssen; Providing integrated health and social care for older persons in the United Kingdom, Kirstie Coxon, Jenny Billings and Andy M. Alaszewski; Index.
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