I wrote an article on healthcare infrastructure for the World Healthcare Journal recently. This is pdf talks about how we can pull together a host of services to make infrastructure investment more effective and more efficient, how we could maximise return on investment and improve care for the same money
I have read a lot of articles recently from healthcare professionals, from consultants and from politicians about the ned to integrate care, whether it is joining up ‘social care’ with ‘health care’ or integrating primary and secondary/ tertiary care. The ideas are obviously right but why is it so difficult? Entrenched positions? Professional rivalry? Different skills relying on different mindsets? Or is it just that joining up is difficult and generates extra spending in transition ? And we cannot just start again?