Integrated care scheme for older people and people with diabetes has not reduced emergency admissions in its first year

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 17 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3255
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

An evaluation of the first year of a major integrated care pilot—seen as a test bed for national government policy—has found little change in emergency admissions and in the wider use of health and care services.

But researchers from the Nuffield Trust and Imperial College London1 said that more time was required to assess the longer term effect of the integrated care pilot in inner northwest London, which has focussed on producing individual care plans for people with diabetes and those older than 75.

The report follows the launch of the government’s new flagship policy to fully integrate health and social care in England within …

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