Does Integrated Healthcare System Reduce the Cost of Quality of Care for Older People? A scoping review

  • Mohammad Shamsal Islam University of Chittagong
  • Reza Majdzadeh, Prof Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Abul Hasnat Golam Quddus University of Chittagong
  • Mahfuz Ashraf Crown Institute of Higher Education
Keywords: Aged care , cost-effectiveness , game-changer , , integrated care , Australia

Abstract

This study provides a summary of published reviews of academic literature on the cost-effectiveness and quality outcomes of integrated healthcare approaches for the older people of Australia. The published English-language literature between January 2001 and July 2017 was retrieved from search results in eight highly resourceful journal databases using the specific terms. The majority studies reported limited information about the cost intervention and quality of outcomes. The benefits of integrated healthcare included patients’ satisfaction, reduction of costs and increasing quality of care. However, the evidence of reduction of cost is varying with the different settings. The home and community-based healthcare for older people have garnered much attention in the past decades in Australia and many researches have been done on it. The majority of the studies focused on defined problems of healthcare service and outcomes, but did not incorporate the priorities of cost-effectiveness or quality of care. Practitioners are interested to understand how the integrated health care approach is achieved and to examine the reduction of cost and quality of outcomes. 

Author Biographies

Mohammad Shamsal Islam, University of Chittagong

Dr. Ahmadur Rahman Research Centre, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

Reza Majdzadeh, Prof, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Knowledge Utilization Research Center,
Center for Community-Based Participatory-Research,
School of Public health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Abul Hasnat Golam Quddus, University of Chittagong

Dr. Ahmadur Rahman Research Centre, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Mahfuz Ashraf, Crown Institute of Higher Education

Crown Institute of Higher Education, Sydney, Australia

Published
2019-07-21
How to Cite
1.
Islam M, Majdzadeh R, Quddus AH, Ashraf M. Does Integrated Healthcare System Reduce the Cost of Quality of Care for Older People? A scoping review. APJHM [Internet]. 21Jul.2019 [cited 16Oct.2019];14(2):74-. Available from: https://journal.achsm.org.au/index.php/achsm/article/view/263
Section
Review Articles