Healthcare stakeholders' perspective on barriers to integrated care in Switzerland: Results from the open-ended question of a nationwide survey.

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serval:BIB_0D560DD77426
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Healthcare stakeholders' perspective on barriers to integrated care in Switzerland: Results from the open-ended question of a nationwide survey.
Journal
Journal of evaluation in clinical practice
Author(s)
Rawlinson C., Lesage S., Gilles I., Peytremann-Bridevaux I.
ISSN
1365-2753 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1356-1294
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
We aimed to identify the main barriers to integrated care (IC) as reported by healthcare stakeholders from various linguistic regions and health system specificities, according to their reality of practice.
Information was gathered through an open-ended question from a national survey conducted in Switzerland in 2019. Responses were analysed qualitatively with the IRaMuTeQ software.
Answers from 410 respondents were obtained. Respondents reported barriers at two levels: the system and professional level. Threat to financial benefits, concerns for patient data sharing and tensions between quality of care and benefits for patients versus costs were mentioned at the professional level, in their activity and in patient care. At the system level, limitations at the political level due to federalism and the lack of support and training for professionals were important barriers, in addition to the lack of recognition and compensation for professionals and the fragmented functioning of the health care system.
Our study underlines the importance of implementing innovative funding strategies and reimbursement schemes, as well as political willingness to move towards IC. The alignment between federal policies and cantonal specificities also appears as necessary to achieve involvement of professionals, promote integration of services and coordination of professionals for continuous and efficient care.
Keywords
Switzerland, barriers, healthcare stakeholders, integrated care
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
Create date
06/08/2021 12:13
Last modification date
17/08/2021 6:38
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