Integrating women's healthcare--serving the whole woman

Qual Lett Healthc Lead. 1997 Oct;9(9):2-10.


Health systems across the country are setting up centers to serve all the health needs of women. The driver for comprehensive care programs, they say, is expert intuition, not hard data, that integrated care will result in better outcomes than traditional fragmented care has produced. They point to women's preferences for "one-stop shopping" and government initiatives that encourage integration. And they offer six keys to successfully launching a comprehensive care program--insights gained in developing their programs.

MeSH terms

  • Comprehensive Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Continuity of Patient Care / organization & administration
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / organization & administration*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Models, Organizational
  • United States
  • Women's Health Services / organization & administration*