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Integrated care is central to current health care reforms as policy makers and practitioners struggle to address fragmentation of care planning and delivery. However, those pursuing integration have failed to appreciate the complex nature of fragmentation. We seek to bring some much-needed clarity to current debate by considering fragmentation as a 'wicked problem' requiring a locally driven and multifaceted approach to integration.

Original publication

DOI

10.1258/jhsrp.2012.012002

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Health Serv Res Policy

Publication Date

01/2013

Volume

18

Pages

61 - 64

Keywords

Delivery of Health Care, Integrated, Health Care Reform, Humans, Needs Assessment, United States