How far do you feel we have advanced in providing continuous and coordinated care?
This is the question that we are asking this year through our Annual IFIC Survey 2023, which has been running for a few weeks now. So, if you haven´t done it yet, please take part in the survey below and share with your network!
In 2022, we ran the first IFIC survey that aimed to capture respondents unprompted understanding of integrated care and what it means to them. Indeed, both care coordination and care continuity were two of the features which matter the most to most people. While these features – continuity and coordination- are very often used interchangeably, they point to different (although closely linked) dimensions: continuity is a temporal dimension (care across time) while coordination is linked to spatial dimension (care across providers, professionals and geographies).
Hence, this year, we are asking how far we have advanced in providing continuous and coordinated care. We want to get your views – whether you are a service user, a care practitioner or a policymaker/academic – on how you see continuity and coordination of care happening. Have the services and systems where you receive care or at which you provide care advanced a great deal, a little or none at all in the provision of continuous and coordinated care? What mechanisms/approaches/interventions make continuity and coordination of care possible?
The survey itself takes no more than 10 minutes to complete. We would like to hear from everybody but in particular from service users (patients and care givers). So please check out our website, take part in our Annual IFIC Survey 2023 and share with your network!!