There is something of an emerging pattern of evaluations of integrated care, care coordination and multidisciplinary care producing counterintuitive and puzzling results where, on occasion, the intervention arm performs less well than the control arm. Bringing together 30-40 diverse stakeholders will enable us to reflect on the design, operation and evaluation of these models, generate hypotheses for these conundrums and present some new ideas for ways forward.
We hope the seminar will stimulate new ways of thinking about integrated care, considering the following:
- Is there a case for a fresh look at integrated care? Should we continue to frame integrated care as an ‘intervention’?
- Is reducing hospital admissions a problematic outcome measure of integrated care?
- Are there problems with the methods being used or the design of the evaluations?
- Are there issues with the characteristics of some of the models used?
This will be a great event to shed light on this interesting set of problems and provide practical help for people commissioning, delivering and evaluating integrated care programmes.
This event will be held from 10:00-15:00 at the Health Foundation offices. The seminar is invitation only, however please register your interest if you would like more information.