Complex caring needs without simple solutions: the experience of interprofessional collaboration among staff caring for older persons with multimorbidity at home care settings

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Home health care has become more common during the last decades. Developments in medicine and medical technology have made it possible to care for older persons with multimorbidity at home. Shorter lengths of stay in hospital have also contributed to home health care becoming an alternative arena for care. However, home health care usually implies collaboration between different healthcare professionals and healthcare provider organisations with a risk for fragmented care and lack of a holistic view.
To achieve coherent health care without fragmentation it is important to understand the collaboration within and across organisations. However, in Sweden, the division between specialised and basic home health care for older persons with multimorbidity may contribute to further fragmentation of care.
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