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Demands on health services across the globe are increasing due to the combined challenges of an expanding and ageing population, alongside complex comorbidities that transcend the classical boundaries of modern healthcare. To meet these challenges, we must increase the quality of care, and the efficiency with which it is delivered. Continuing to provide and coordinate care in the current manner is not a viable route to sustaining the improvements in health outcomes observed in recent history. To ensure that there continues to be improvement in patient care, prevention of disease and reduced burden on healthcare systems, it is essential that we adapt our models of delivery. Providers of health and social care are evolving to face these pressures by changing the way they think about the care system and importantly how to involve patients in the planning and delivery of services.

Type

Journal article

Journal

JMIR Research Protocols

Publisher

JMIR Publications