HealthcarePapers 1(2) March 2000 : 47-58.doi:10.12927/hcpap.2000.17218

Formal and Informal Systems of Primary Healthcare in an Integrated System: Evidence from the United Kingdom

Anne Rogers and Rod Sheaff


Leatt, Pink, and Guerriere advocate creating integrated healthcare delivery systems in Canada, founded upon primary healthcare. They argue that integration involves organizational structures, financial incentives and information systems. They point to the need to focus on the types of integration occurring at different levels within a system of healthcare and the need to examine the performance of integrated health systems as a whole. Most importantly in assessing the strategies needed for moving ahead in Canada, Leatt et al. point to the need to pay greater attention to healthcare as experienced by individuals and their families.



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