Taking quadruple aim at Parkinson’s disease: a model for integrated care

Professor Bastiaan Bloem and an international group of experts have described a model of integrated, patient-centred care in Parkinson’s disease. This ‘quadruple aim’ concept, published in Lancet Neurology,1 brings together considerations of population health, patient experience, healthcare provider wellbeing and costs, using evidence-based healthcare approaches to support the model.
Solutions to achieve this include population health management, personalized care, and the empowerment of patients, caregivers and healthcare providers through education and training. These factors are in line with the aims and recommendations of Think Brain Health.

The authors highlight the power of telemedicine and digital engagement. Digital channels can be rapidly implemented to help provide accessible, effective and frequent care, individualized disease awareness and prognostic information, as demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic.2 The model proposed by these authors can be adapted and applied to a range of other chronic neurological diseases.

References

  1. Bloem BR et al. Integrated and patient-centred management of Parkinson’s disease: a network model for reshaping chronic neurological care. Lancet Neurology 2020;19:623‒34.
  2. Bloem BR et al. The coronavirus disease 2019 crisis as catalyst for telemedicine for chronic neurological disorders. JAMA Neurol 2020;77:927‒8.