International Journal of Integrated Care
Efforts have been made to measure integration in health care delivery, but few existing instruments have adopted a patient perspective, and none is sufficiently generic and brief for administration at scale. We sought to develop a brief and generic patient-reported measure of integration in health care delivery. Drawing on both existing conceptualisations of integrated care and research on patients’ perspectives, we chose to focus on four distinct domains of integration: information sharing, consistent advice, mutual respect and role clarity. We formulated candidate items and conducted cognitive interviews with end users to further develop and refine the items. We then pilot-tested the measure.
Elwyn, Glyn; Thompson, Rachel; John, Roshen; and Grande, Stuart W., "Developing IntegRATE: A Fast and Frugal Patient-Reported Measure of Integration in Health Care Delivery" (2015). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 1325.