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Scottish Executive. Substance Misuse Division. Effective Interventions Unit. (2002) Integrated care for drug users: principles and practices. Edinburgh: Substance Misuse Division, Scottish Executive.

The rationale for integrated care and its wider context. Definitions and concepts of integrated care and its key elements: accessibility, assessment, planning and delivery of care, information sharing, monitoring and evaluation. Evidence from research literature, focus groups and consultation on the key issues that influence effective practice in integrated care. Key principles and elements of effective practice drawn from the evidence.

What is the aim?
To provide information and support:
To DATs and partner agencies in the planning, design and delivery of integrated care for drug users.
To service providers, managers and practitioners who are delivering services to people with drug misuse problems


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