|Reference : Local coordination between levels of care: opportunities and threats|
|Scientific congresses and symposiums : Unpublished conference/Abstract|
|Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services|
|Local coordination between levels of care: opportunities and threats|
|Belche, Jean-Luc [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Médecine générale >]|
|Duchesnes, Christiane [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires >]|
|Van der Vennet, Jean [Institute of Tropical Medicine-Antwerp > Public Health > > >]|
|Darras, Christian [Institute of Tropical Medicine-Antwerp > Public Health > > >]|
|Crismer, André [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Médecine générale >]|
|European General Practice Research Network-Meeting|
|from 18-10-2012 to 21-10-2012|
Coordination between levels of care is not compulsory in the Belgian health system. Patients have direct access to specialists. Hence, competition between professionals and fragmentation of care do occur, leading to poor quality of care and waste of resources.
A strategy that improves communication and coordination between actors and stakeholders at a local scale represents a solution to develop integrative care oriented to people and community.
The Local Health System (LHS), launched 15 years ago with some success in specific settings in Belgium, is the model used for this experience.
What could be the opportunities and threats to improve coordination between levels of care in various local contexts?
|Département Universitaire de Médecine Générale-ULg|
|Researchers ; Professionals|
|The follow-up of concrete local experiences allows the identification of the conditions to be taken into account in order to develop functional local health systems
What are the actual opportunities for an improved collaboration between levels of care? Changing from disease-oriented approach to an people centered care?
Can we share about other experience of local coordination?
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