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Unraveling care integration: Assessing its dimensions and antecedents in the Italian Health System


  • Calciolari, Stefano
  • Ilinca, Stefania


In recent decades, consensus has grown on the need to organize health systems around the concept of care integration to better confront the challenges associated with demographic trends and financial sustainability. However, care integration remains an imprecise umbrella term in both the academic and policy arenas. In addition, little substantive knowledge exists on the success factors for integration initiatives.

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  • Calciolari, Stefano & Ilinca, Stefania, 2016. "Unraveling care integration: Assessing its dimensions and antecedents in the Italian Health System," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 120(1), pages 129-138.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:120:y:2016:i:1:p:129-138
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.12.002

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