What is the evidence on the economic impacts of integrated care? -
This policy summary reviews the existing evidence on the economic impact of integrated care approaches. Whereas it is generally accepted that integrated care models have a positive effect on the quality of care, health outcomes and patient satisfaction, it is less clear how cost effective they are. The authors found that the evidence base in this field was not strong enough to thoroughly assess the cost-effectiveness of integrated care and that a readjustment of expectations in terms of its assessment was therefore required.