Redesigning Care for Older People to Preserve Physical and Mental Capacity: WHO Guidelines on Community-Level Interventions in Integrated Care

PLoS Med. 2019 Oct 18;16(10):e1002948. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002948. eCollection 2019 Oct.


Islene Araujo de Carvalho and coauthors discuss the WHO guidelines on integrated care for older people.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Caregivers*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cognitive Dysfunction / therapy
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / organization & administration*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / organization & administration
  • Frail Elderly
  • Geriatrics / organization & administration
  • Health Services Research
  • Health Services for the Aged / organization & administration*
  • Home Care Services / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Social Work
  • World Health Organization

Grant support

WHO Department of Ageing and Life Course acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Japan for the development of the ICOPE guidelines. Donors do not fund specific guidelines and do not participate in any decision related to the guideline development process, including for the composition of research questions, the memberships of the guideline groups, the conduct and interpretation of systematic reviews, or the formulation of the recommendations.