Sabine Van Houdt

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BACKGROUND Strategies to improve care coordination between primary and hospital care do not always have the desired results. This is partly due to incomplete understanding of the key concepts of care coordination. An in-depth analysis of existing theoretical frameworks for the study of care coordination identified 14 interrelated key concepts. In another(More)
INTRODUCTION Complex chronic conditions often require long-term care from various healthcare professionals. Thus, maintaining quality care requires care coordination. Concepts for the study of care coordination require clarification to develop, study and evaluate coordination strategies. In 2007, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality defined care(More)
To describe the development, validation, and findings of a patient experience questionnaire across 7 types of residential and ambulatory mental health care services. Thirty-five items were hypothesized to cover information, participation, therapeutic relationship, personalized care, organization and collaboration, safety, patient rights, outcomes of care,(More)
Introduction: Complex chronic conditions often require long-term care from various healthcare professionals. Thus, maintaining quality care requires care coordination. Concepts for the study of care coordination require clarification to develop, study and evaluate coordination strategies. In 2007, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality defined care(More)
BACKGROUND comprehensive geriatric assessment has been advocated as an effective way to first identify multidimensional needs and second to establish priorities for organizing an individual health care plan for community-dwelling elderly. This paper reports on the perception of an internationally evaluated assessment system for use in community care(More)
BACKGROUND To ensure coordinated care in complex home care situations in Flanders a system of funded care plans was developed some 15 years ago. In the literature little evidence is found on the value of care plans in home care. The question arises as to whether funding and implementing these care plans has a significant effect on the quality of home care.(More)
BACKGROUND Care pathways are widely used in hospitals to improve quality. There is a growing interest in extending care pathways into primary care. There is little evidence on the relationship between care pathways across the primary-hospital care continuum and improvement in quality of care. Members of primary and hospital care services in the region of(More)
UNLABELLED Multidisciplinary team meetings (MTM) about a patient are a way to coordinate fragmented care. The Minimal Data Set/Resident Assessment Instrument (MDS/RAI) is a tool to prepare and support these meetings. METHODS An exploratory, qualitative study was used to examine the factors that influence the need for an MTM and to determine the value of(More)
BACKGROUND Care pathways are widely used in hospitals for a structured and detailed planning of the care process. There is a growing interest in extending care pathways into primary care to improve quality of care by increasing care coordination. Evidence is sparse about the relationship between care pathways and care coordination.The multi-level framework(More)
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