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NHS needs to fast track integrated care to survive credit contraction

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b285 (Published 23 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b285
  1. Deborah Cohen
  1. 1BMJ

    The NHS needs to develop integrated care faster to provide better, more cost effective care, a health policy think tank has said.

    A report from the Nuffield Trust, called Across the Pond: Lessons from the US on Integrated Care is based on case studies of four integrated care systems in the United States in Colorado and the north west (Kaiser Permanente), Pennsylvania (Geisinger), and Minnesota (Health Partners). All the systems are not for profit but have different models and approaches to governance.

    Speaking as the report was launched, Jennifer Dixon, director …

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