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Table 1 Characteristics of participating integrated care services

From: The implementation of integrated care: the empirical validation of the Development Model for Integrated Care

Characteristic Stroke n = 32 AMI n = 9 Dementia n = 43
Average start year (min - max) 2001 (1996-2005) 2003 (1998-2004) 2007 (2000 - 2010)
Average lifespan in years (sd) 7.75 ± 2.4 5.67 ± .2.0 2.72 ± 2.1
Involved care providers (% of n):    
   - hospitals 100% 100% 91%
   - expertise center --- --- 47%
   - mental health care 0% 0% 98%
   - rehabilitation center 88% 0% 0%
   - nursing and elderly homes 100% 11% 100%
   - home care 100% 0% 100%
   - welfare/social care --- 0% 77%
- client organisation - municipality 38% 13% 0% 0% 98% 72%
Agreements available with: (% of n)    
   - general practitioners 72% 89% 56%
   - ambulances 78% 100% 0%
% with integrated care coördinator 78% 33% 96%
Average hours per week (min-max) 5.5 (0-19) 2.0 (1.5-2.4) 15.0 (2-36)
% with improvement teams on care 91% 78% 91%
chain level, consisting of 3% 100% 13%
- professionals 3% 0% 3%
- managers 93% 0% 85%
- mixed    
% with formal collaboration agreement between involved providers 69% 22% 84%
% with regular board meetings of involved providers 78% 67% 95%