Published on: 11 June 2012
A consortium, led by Frontier Economics, and including The King’s Fund, The Nuffield Trust and Ernst & Young, was appointed by Monitor to consider issues relating to the delivery of integrated care. This report sets out the evidence, analysis and findings.
Under the Health and Social Care Act Monitor has a duty to "enable" integrated healthcare and integrated health and social care. In order to fulfil that duty Monitor must first gather and build on existing evidence.
This report is intended as a first step in that direction. A very wide-ranging discussion exists about integrated care. The existing discussion covers what is meant by integrated care, the evidence for its benefits and costs and commentary on who should do what to improve integrated care. This report attempts to synthesise as much of that discussion as possible and then comment on Monitor’s role in relation to integrated care.
In addition to the expertise present in the consortium, Frontier Economics have consulted a very wide range of stakeholders through the course of the project and reviewed the key literature.
Monitor welcomed comments on this report. In particular, we sought your views on the Recommendations for Monitor’s role (as set out in Chapter 8).
The engagement period closed on 13 July 2012; thank you to everyone who submitted a response. A summary report of these responses will be made available on this page.
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