Improving Care for High-Need Patients: Models from Around the World

eAlert 1f7d1943-c28d-48c5-892d-349dc8eeb11f

<p>Designing a high-performance health care system for people with multiple chronic conditions, advanced illness, or other complex health and social problems can require paradigm shifts in how care is provided. It might, for example, mean moving away from disease-specific care delivery and toward more patient-centered approaches, or away from the single-provider model and toward cooperation and teamwork.</p><p>Earlier this year, The Commonwealth Fund’s International Experts Working Group on Patients with Complex Needs identified the principles underpinning high performance in care for patients with high needs and high costs and issued 10 recommendations for achieving that goal. </p>
<p>In the revised and expanded edition of <a href="/publications/fund-reports/2017/sep/designing-high-performing-health-care-system-patients-complex">Designing a High-Performing Health Care System for Patients with Complex Needs: Ten Recommendations for Policymakers</a>, you can learn about how innovative programs in nations as diverse as Sweden, Israel, Spain, and the U.S. are following these principles to break the mold in frontline care delivery. Profiles of 12 care models detail key features and interventions, financing and payment payments, information systems, evaluation results, and more.</p> Read more