Seamless care for the patient: A goal further off now than 10 years ago

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Seamless care for the patient: A goal further off now than 10 years ago

Tim Tenbensel

Tim Tenbensel

Coloured silos Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash
Funding and organisation silos pervade all health systems and integrated care has become something of a policy chimera

POLICY PUZZLER

Tim Tenbensel reports on the immense effort but slow progress towards the ideal of integrated care, begun earlier this century

“Integrated care” has been one of the big ideas getting plenty of traction in 21st century health policy. There is no such thing as integrated c