The International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles in the field of integrated care on a continuous basis.
IJIC has an Impact Factor of 2.913 (2021 JCR, received in June 2022)
The IJIC 20th Anniversary Issue was published in 2021.
OECD Health Working Paper No. 142, May 2022,
Eliana Barrenho, Philip Haywood, Candan Kendir and Niek Klazinga
Across OECD countries, two in three people aged over 65 years live with at least one chronic condition often requiring multiple interactions with different providers, making them more susceptible to poor and fragmented care. This has prompted calls for making health systems more people-centred, capable of delivering high-quality integrated care. Despite promising, mostly local-level, experiences, systems remain fragmented, focused on acute care and unsuitable to solve complex needs. Moreover, assessing and comparing the benefits of integrated care remains difficult given the lack of technically sound, policy-relevant indicators. This report presents the results of the first OECD pilot of a new generation of indicators to support international benchmarking of quality of integrated care. Lessons from the pilot call for further work on: (1) expanding work on indicator development; (2) performing policy analysis to understand cross-country variations on governance models and health financing; (3) upscaling data linkage; and (4) measuring care fragmentation.
The report provides five key messages:
IFIC welcomes this report as a valuable contribution to the ongoing discussion of how to best measure integrate care. We believe it will be a good summer read to our global network.
Please consult https://www.oecd.org/health/integrated-care.htm for more detailed information about ongoing OECD work on Integrated Care.
Posted on 23 Aug 2022
The Integrated Care Workforce: What does it need? Who does it take?
This special collection seeks to bring together papers that explore all facets of an integrated care workforce. We understand the integrated care workforce to comprise health and social care professionals, carers, volunteers, etc. but we are open to being challenged on this point.
This special collection is keen to receive original papers under the three categories:
The publication of the special collection seeks to coincide with ICIC23 that will be convened in Antwerp, Belgium from 23-25 May 2023.
Submission deadline: 31st October 2022
Expected publication launch of special collection: May 2023
For further details, please download the full call for papers.
Posted on 06 Jun 2022
A group of researchers led by Co-editors-in-chief Prof. Robin Miller (University of Birmingham) and Prof. Viktoria Stein (Leiden University Medical Centre) are currently recruiting interviewees for their ongoing research in leadership and management of integrated care. A key part of this is the establishment of equal partnerships and working relationships with citizen leaders. In this study, citizen leaders are people who have used their experience to speak out and help to shape integrated care services for individual benefit and for the general good. If you would answer yes to the following questions, please get in touch:
Posted on 24 Feb 2022