Table 2

Characteristics of participating integrated care services
Characteristic Stroke n = 32 AMI n = 9 Dementia n = 43
Average start year (minmax) 2001 (19962005) 2003 (19982004) 2007 (20002010)
Average age in years (sd) 7.75 ± 2.4 5.67 ± .2.0 2.72 ± 2.1
No. of patients in 2008 449 ± 340 1109 ± 515 Nd
(minmax) (1341914) (5192200)
Care providers involved (% of n):
- hospitals 100 100 91
- expertise centre nd nd 47
- mental health care 0 0 98
- rehabilitation centre 88 0 0
- nursing and elderly homes 100 11 100
- home care 100 0 100
- welfare/social care nd 0 77
- client organisation 38 0 98
- municipality 13 0 72
Agreements available with: (% of n)
- general practitioners 72 89 56
- ambulances 78 100 0
% with integrated care coordinator 78 33 96
Average hours per week (min-max) 5.5 (019) 2.0 (1.5-2.4) 15 (236)
% with improvement teams at care chain level, consisting of 91 78 91
- professionals 3 100 13
- managers 3 0 3
- mixed 93 0 85
% with formal collaboration agreement between involved providers 69 22 84
% with regular board meetings of involved providers 78 67 95
% with periodically meetings with:
- health insurers 19 11 28
- care administration offices 28 11 93
- care assessment organisations 25 0 14

Nd = no data available.

Minkman et al.

Minkman et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:214   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-214

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