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International Innovations

Health systems in all industrialized countries face the challenge of delivering better care to high-need, high-cost patients. There is growing international agreement that better care for these populations requires identifying specific populations and providing them with integrated health and social services tailored to their needs.

Below are short profiles of 26 of the most promising models of frontline care delivery identified by Dr. Geoffrey Anderson and colleagues at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with policymakers, thought leaders, and researchers in 11 countries. A structured survey was used to collect information across programs.

The models target the following populations:

  • adults with complex medical conditions and/or multiple chronic conditions
  • frail elderly
  • adults with serious mental health conditions.

These profiles can be used to compare key program design features, including population targeting methods, coordination of health and social care, and engagement of patients and caregivers. The profiles also summarize program impact, innovative features, program governance, and any supportive policies in place.

Use the tool below to sort programs by country or patient population.