Integrated care in the management of chronic diseases: an Italian perspective.
This letter provides a view on the issue of the organizational model of Primary Care Groups (PCGs), which represent a best practice in continuity and appropriateness of care for chronic patients.
Stefani I, Scolari F, Croce D, Mazzone A. Integrated care in the management of chronic diseases: an Italian perspective. Eur J Intern Med. 2016 Dec;36:e9-e10. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0953620516301820
Our analysis aimed at estimating the impact of PCGs introduction in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. The results of our study showed a better performance of PCGs compared with the other General Practitioners of Local Health Authority Milano 1, supporting the conclusion that good care cannot be delivered without good organization of care.
Stefani I, Scolari F, Croce D, Mazzone A.
1. Enfermedades Crónicas
1.2. Enfermedades crónicas complejas (Pluripatología)
10.1. Continuidad de cuidados