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Facilitating integrated delivery of services across organisational boundaries: Essential enablers to integration / Stephanie, Best

British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume: 80, Issue: 5, Pages: 302 - 309

Swansea University Author: Stephanie, Best

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Introduction: Integrating services is a key tenet to developing services across the United Kingdom. While many aspects ofintegration have been explored, how to facilitate integration of services remains unclear.Method: An exploratory qualitative study was undertaken in 2015 to explore occupational t...

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Published in: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
ISSN: 0308-0226 1477-6006
Published: 2017
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