Exploration of the integration of care for persons with a traumatic brain injury using social network analysis methodology

Authors: Lamontagne, Marie-Eve
Abstract: Introduction: Integration is a popular strategy to increase the quality of care within systems of care. However, there is no common language, approach or tool allowing for a valid description, comparison and evaluation of integrated care. Social network analysis could be a viable methodology to provide an objective picture of integrated networks. Goal of the article: To illustrate social network analysis use in the context of systems of care for traumatic brain injury. Method: We surveyed members of a network using a validated questionnaire to determine the links between them. We determined the density, centrality, multiplexity, and quality of the links reported. Results: The network was described as moderately dense (0.6), the most prevalent link was knowledge, and four organisation members of a consortium were central to the network. Social network analysis allowed us to create a graphic representation of the network. Conclusion: Social network analysis is a useful methodology to objectively characterise integrated networks.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 4 July 2013
Open Access Date: 23 October 2017
Document version: VoR
Creative Commons Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/15690
This document was published in: International Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 13 (4) (2013)
Alternative version: 10.5334/ijic.1055
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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