The complexity of health service integration: A review of reviews
journal contributionposted on 26.07.2018, 00:00 by M Heyeres, Janya Mccalman, K Tsey, Irina Kinchin
Background: The aim of health service integration is to provide a sustainable and integrated health system that better meets the needs of the end user. Yet, definitions of health service integration, methods for integrating health services, and expected outcomes are varied. This review was commissioned by Queensland Health, the government department responsible for health service delivery in Queensland, Australia, to inform efforts to integrate their mental health services. This review reports on the characteristics, reported outcomes, and design quality of studies included in systematic reviews of health service integration research.