Factors influencing the implementation of chronic care models: A systematic literature review

Post date: Sep 6, 2015 7:23:27 AM

The aim of this systematic review was to systematically examine the scientific literature in order to understand the facilitators and barriers to implementing CCMs within a primary healthcare setting. This review focused on both quantitative and qualitative studies which included patients with chronic disease (cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, depression and HIV/AIDS) receiving care in primary healthcare settings, as well as primary healthcare providers such as doctors, nurses and administrators.

The search returned 3492 articles. The majority of these studies were subsequently excluded. A total of 226 full text articles were obtained and a further 188 were excluded.

This systematic review demonstrated the importance of considering human factors including the influence that different stakeholders have on the success or otherwise of the implementing a CCM.

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