A case study in Canterbury, New Zealand

Providing integrated care – care that crosses the boundaries between primary, community, hospital and social care – is a goal of health systems worldwide. 

So too is achieving that care within resources that are likely to be heavily constrained for the immediately foreseeable future as countries and individuals.

In this report by Nicholas Timmins and Chris Ham from The King’s Fund, some of the key achievements and struggles of the Canterbury Health System since it set upon a more integrated pathway in 2007 are highlighted.

The report tells the story of the journey towards Canterbury’s goal of providing integrated care for all – connecting communities, and putting the patient at the centre of care, this King’s Fund discusses Canterbury Health’s transformation.

Read the full report from the link below.