Karla Douw
University of Southern Denmark
Publications 22
Background : Concentration of acute care, early discharge, and moving care to the community are a global trend. In May 2012, the Central Denmark Region decided to transfer inpatient rehabilitation for stroke patients to the community, as part of a major stroke care reform. The objective was an integrated care pathway with early discharge stroke teams bridging the two sectors. The main tool was implementation of a collaboration agreement. This study analyses the top-down implementation process an...
#1Karla Douw (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 6
Last.Camilla Riis Pedersen (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 1
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In May 2012, one of Denmark's five health care regions mandated a reform of stroke care. The purpose of the reform was to save costs, while at the same time improving quality of care. It included (1) centralisation of acute stroke treatment at specialised hospitals, (2) a reduced length of hospital stay, and (3) a shift from inpatient rehabilitation programmes to community-based rehabilitation programmes. Patients would benefit from a more integrated care pathway between hospital and municipalit...
#1Jan HartvigsenH-Index: 1
#2Claus LøvschallH-Index: 1
Last.Karla DouwH-Index: 6
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Background and purpose The prevalence of back pain has remained relatively constant in the population in spite of previous interventions. Persons with sub-acute back pain are assumed to benefit from extended multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary or transdiciplinary and multisectorial, intersectorial or trans-sectorial interventions as an alternative to traditional mono-professional interventions. The purpose of this health technology assessment (HTA) was to document the possible effect of such in...
#1C. WildH-Index: 16
#2Sue Simpson (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 13
Last.Thomas LangerH-Index: 2
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Objectives: EUnetHTA WP 7 (Strand B) aimed to promote sharing information on new and emerging technologies. The task was to develop a prototype of a newsletter and pilot the processes of production. Methods: The EuroScan database served as information source on pertinent technologies. To prioritize, a set of criteria for scoring the potential impact and for selecting the technologies for articles was applied and a pilot newsletter was produced. Results: Being objective and transparent about the ...