Breaking the Silos: Integrated Care for Cancer and Chronic Conditions

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    Abstract

    People with cancer and a chronic condition have complex care needs that require input from multiple care providers in a variety of settings. Delivering these different aspects of care in isolation can give rise to fragmentations of care, experienced by patients as a disjointed and cumbersome care experience and by clinicians as gaps in communication and information flow. Fragmented care contributes to an ineffectiveness, inequality, inefficiency and higher cost of care. Reducing fragmentation through better care integration is thus a key health care priority for patients, health care providers and payers. This chapter reviews existing strategies to improve integration of care and reduce fragmentation and their respective strengths and limitations and argues further work is needed in developing novel models of care that support efficient and effective integration of care for patients with chronic conditions and cancer.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCancer and Chronic Conditions: Addressing the Problem of Multimorbidity in Cancer Patients and Survivors
    Subtitle of host publicationAddressing the Problem of Multimorbidity in Cancer Patients and Survivors
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages287-313
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811018442
    ISBN (Print)9789811018435
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

    Keywords

    • Continuity of care
    • Coordinated care
    • Health system design
    • Integration
    • Multidisciplinary care
    • Team based care

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    Cortis, L., Ward, P., McKinnon, R., & Koczwara, B. (2016). Breaking the Silos: Integrated Care for Cancer and Chronic Conditions. In Cancer and Chronic Conditions: Addressing the Problem of Multimorbidity in Cancer Patients and Survivors: Addressing the Problem of Multimorbidity in Cancer Patients and Survivors (pp. 287-313). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1844-2_10