Phase 1: Case Studies

Geriatric Care

Geriatric Care

CASE STUDY What is the purpose of the research? The aim of our research was to gain insight in the process of implementation and execution of integrated care in a geriatric hospital. For this we analyzed a large geriatric hospital in Berlin, the Evangelical Geriatric Centre Berlin (EGZB). The EGZB was founded in 1999 and […]

Mental Health

Mental Health

CASE STUDY Background On September 2011, the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ENCP) published a study alarming on the “exceedingly high burden” of mental health disorders and brain illnesses. According to the study, 38 percent of the European population suffers each year from a brain disorder such as depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia. Moreover, only about […]

COPD

COPD

CASE STUDY Background This case study details how integrated care programmes for COPD patients have been developed and implemented by a tertiary hospital, Hospital Clinic, and deployed in its area of influence.In the study only two types of services have been considered:1) Home Hospitalisation and Early Discharge in COPD patients; and,2) Prevention of Exacerbations in […]

Diabetes

Diabetes

CASE STUDY Background Diabetes mellitus type 2 has become a widespread problem in many Western societies. In 2010, the global diabetes prevalence among people aged 20-79 was estimated at 6.4%, representing 285 million people 1. In the European Union, approximately thirty-three million people aged 20-79 were diagnosed with diabetes in 2010, representing more than 6% […]