An evaluation approach for a new paradigm – health care integration

Authors

  • Inge De Jong MPsychEd, BSc, PGDipEdSt(Psych), PGDipEd, GradCertManagement, MAPs,

    1. Principal Research Officer and
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  • Claire Jackson MBBS (UQ), MPH (UQ), CertHEcon (Monash), GradCertManagement (QUT) FRACGP

    1. Associate Professor in General Practice and Primary Health Care Integration, Mater University of Queensland Centre for General Practice, Mater University of Queensland Centre for General Practice, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Correspondence DrClaireJackson Associate Professor in General Practice and Primary Health Care Integration Mater University of Queensland Centre for General Practice Level 2, Aubigny Place Mater Hospital, South Brisbane Queensland 4101 Australia

Abstract

This paper explores an approach to the implementation and evaluation of integrated health service delivery. It identifies the key issues involved in integration evaluation, provides a framework for assessment and identifies areas for the development of new tools and measures. A proactive role for evaluators in responding to health service reform is advocated.

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