Hospitals-As-Hubs: Integrated Care for Patients

Rapid Review 17, August 2019

Bhatia D., Peckham A., Allin S., Nolte E., Pourat N., Blythe R., Ng R., & Marchildon G.

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The creation of Ontario Health Teams represents a major shift towards integrated care across the health
system in the province. Integrated models of care intend to improve the care experiences of people and
providers as well as the outcomes of care for populations across the care continuum. Approaches to
integrate care involve a number of organizations and providers, often with an organization or a group of
providers acting as the lead of the integration effort. This rapid review aims to understand the role that
hospitals can play as lead integrators of care delivery models that span multiple sectors.