In 2013 several regional pilot projects were set up aiming to improve continuity and integration of care in people with health and social needs, to promote a patient-centred model of care and to forge stronger bonds between the principal stakeholders involved. Within these cooperative models the principal connection is made between basic social services (which depend on local town and/or county councils) and the primary health care (which depend on the Catalan Institute of Health and/or other service providers). The Agency of Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS as per the Catalan acronym) was responsible for the independent evaluation of the 9 collaborative social and health care models. This project includes a qualitative approach based on case studies to describe and explore integrated health and social care initiatives in Catalonia and seeks to understand and describe the issue under investigation (collaborative models and their benefits/results) based on the experience and feedback from the professionals involved. The objective was also to help identify common features and best practices from these experiences and acquire a more in-depth understanding of the needs at different stages of development of each model. It is important to bear in mind that this project incorporates both the evaluation of aspects related to the organization and management as well as the social and health care provision of collaborative models, with the following objectives: a) to describe the organization and operation of the initiatives identified (principally, the formal collaboration between basic social services and primary health care) and identify best practices b) to identify the barriers and facilitators of these collaborative models c) to identify the benefits, expected results and areas for improvement of these collaborative models d) to propose a conceptual model and a shared minimum group of indicators
Collaborative models of social care; External evaluation; Catalonia
Serra-Sutton V, Montané C, Pons JMV, Espallargues-Carreras M. Avaluació externa de 9 models col·laboratius d’atenció social i sanitària a Catalunya. Barcelona: Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya; 2015.
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