- Includes a smooth transition and referral from primary to secondary care where appropriate and then discharge from secondary care
- Involves the use of appropriate care pathway(s) to ensure consistent but personalised care
- Supports a multidisciplinary approach to a person's care needs
- A significant contributory factor towards better (patient) outcomes
These points and more, such as listening to and communicating with the patient and their wider family on their care/treatment needs and the progress they are making (i.e. placing the patient at the centre of the process).
This video from UCL Partners, a London based Academic Health Science Partnership illustrates a lot of characteristics of Integrated Care in a simple but effective you tube video.