The pursuit of integrated care for the elderly is a pressing issue, not only for Sweden but for a majority of the Western world. In particular, the design of payment systems for the providers of healthcare and social care plays an important role in affecting the conditions for integration between different areas of care. Based on a review of international research on integrated care for the elderly, this is an English language summary of the Swedish language report that presents six initiatives that have been described as successful in increasing integration. Each initiative differs in its design and in the characteristics of its payment system.
Read the full Swedish report here.