alexa Abstract | Whole system approach: from pilot to practice

Quality in Primary Care
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Paper Open Access


Background: The term ‘whole system approach’ (WSA) has entered common parlance to describe the analysis of interdependent elements of a complex system in order to deliver benefits to the whole system. Aim: In this study we investigated whether taking a whole system approach to care of the elderly could improve efficiency and patient care. Methods: Using a predefined protocol, a researcher identified and tracked all over-75s who entered the health/social care system during a 14-week period. A standardized questionnaire was used to determine the decisions made, who made the decisions, and views of the outcome from healthcare professionals, social care staff, patients and carers. Results: Twenty-nine patients (18 female, 11 male) were included in this study, with 42 care episodes being recorded. The 42 care episodes involved 51 separate decision processes and 66 staff. Overall 33/ 51 decisions had a social care component, but social services were only involved in 10 decisions. There was little evidence of joint agency working, particularly in initial assessment and decision

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image | Peer-reviewed Full Article image

Author(s): Beverly Castleton


Innovative primary care, Primary care medicines, Advanced concepts in primary care

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version