A Framework for Integrating Family Caregivers into the Health Care Team
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Nov 10, 2022

A Framework for Integrating Family Caregivers into the Health Care Team

Collabs are key

In this Rand Corporation article, you'll learn about:

  • Family caregivers provide a significant portion of health and support services to individuals with serious illnesses. They are often overlooked by U.S. health care systems.

  • Fundamental changes are needed in the way we identify, assess, and support family caregivers. Including family members in care collaboration improves patients' access to services. There are many ways to improve the integration of family caregivers into the health care team.

  • Six policy areas in which initiatives could mitigate these barriers have been identified. Additional work is needed to provide evidence-based research on the viability of potential approaches before they can be implemented.

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