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Supporting professionals to implement integrated, person-centered care for people with chronic conditions: the TARGET pilot study.

Authors
  • Smeets, Rowan G M1
  • Hertroijs, Dorijn F L1
  • Ruwaard, Dirk1
  • Spoorenberg, Sophie L W2
  • Elissen, Arianne M J1
  • 1 Department of Health Services Research, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 2 Primary Care Group 'Dokter Drenthe' (formerly known as Huisartsenzorg Drenthe; HZD), Assen, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of primary health care
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2023
Volume
41
Issue
4
Pages
377–391
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/02813432.2023.2250392
PMID: 37665602
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Key PointsTo implement integrated care in practice, primary care professionals (PCPs) need concrete tools, skills and confidence.PCPs consider the tools and trainings of the TARGET program as feasible and acceptable to organize integrated careTARGET’s success depends on commitment from professionals to its implementation and the strength of ties with professionals in other domains.Based on qualitative insights, TARGET improves work pleasure and patient experience, but it takes time to decrease work pressure effectively.

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