International Journal of Integrated Care

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The International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles in the field of integrated care on a continuous basis.

Established in 2000, IJIC's mission has been to promote integrated care as a scientific discipline. IJIC's primary purpose has been to examine critically the policy and practice of integrated care and whether and how this has impacted on quality-of-care, user experiences, and cost-effectiveness. Learn more about the focus and scope of the Journal by clicking here.

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The IJIC is sponsored by the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), a not for profit network that crosses organisational and professional boundaries to bring people together to advance the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care policy and practice around the world.

Recently published: Please see below our current April-June 2014 issue.



Swiss TPH Conference Supplement 2014

The Swiss TPH Conference Supplement 2014 is now available. The Community Integrated Health and Social Services Conference took place on 21-22 February, 2014, in Bucharest, Romania.  
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vol 14, April-June 2014

Table of Contents


Yet another Bradford’s law: new evidence on integrated care from Japan HTML PDF
Etsuji Okamoto

Research and Theory

Methodological Development of the Interactive INTERLINKS Framework for Long Term Care Abstract HTML PDF
Jenny Ruth Billings, Kai Leichsenring
Organizing integrated care in a university hospital: application of a conceptual framework Abstract HTML PDF
Runo Axelsson, Susanna Bihari Axelsson, Jeppe Gustafsson, Janne Seemann
Information sharing with rural family caregivers during care transitions of hip fracture patients Abstract HTML PDF
Jacobi Elliott, Dorothy Forbes, Bert M Chesworth, Christine Ceci, Paul Stolee
Integrated care: a comprehensive bibliometric analysis and literature review Abstract HTML PDF
Xiaowei Sun, Wenxi Tang, Ting Ye, Yan Zhang, Wen Bo, Liang Zhang
Collaborative agency to support integrated care for children, young people and families: an action research study Abstract HTML PDF
Karen Stuart
Breakdown in informational continuity of care during hospitalization of older home-living patients: A case study Abstract HTML PDF
Rose Mari Olsen, Ove Hellzén, Liv Heidi Skotnes, Ingela Enmarker
Quality in transitional care of the elderly: Key challenges and relevant improvement measures Abstract HTML PDF
Marianne Storm, Inger Margrete Dyrholm Siemsen, Kristin Alstveit Laugaland, Dagrunn Nåden Dyrstad, Karina Aase
Hospital discharge of elderly patients to primary health care, with and without an intermediate care hospital – a qualitative study of health professionals’ experiences Abstract HTML PDF
Unni Alice Dahl, Aslak Steinsbekk, Svanhild Jenssen, Roar Johnsen

Integrated Care Cases

Assessing patients’ experience of integrated care: a survey of patient views in the North West London Integrated Care Pilot Abstract HTML PDF
Nikolaos Mastellos, Laura Gunn, Matthew Harris, Azeem Majeed, Josip Car, Yannis Pappas

Lost and Found

Adapting the Quebecois method for assessing implementation to the French National Alzheimer Plan 2008–2012: lessons for gerontological services integration Abstract HTML PDF
Dominique Somme, Hélène Trouvé, Catherine Perisset, Aline Corvol, Joël Ankri, Olivier Saint-Jean, Matthieu de Stampa

Perspective papers

Communities as co-producers in integrated care Abstract HTML PDF
Henk Nies

ISSN: 1568-4156