Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2015, vol. 21, issue 3
Subject Area: Medicine
Pages: 833-836
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2015213.833
Published online: 31 July 2015

J of IMAB 2015 Jul-Sep;21(3):833-836
Galina R. Petrova1Corresponding Autor, Todorka I. Kostadinova1, Emilia P. Georgieva2.
1) Department of Economics and Management of Health, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria,
2) Training and research sector “Medical laboratory assistant”, Medical College of Varna, Bulgaria.

Global processes and the development of macro factors in health over the last 10 years have increasingly greater pressure on changing health systems towards integration and the provision of integrated health and social services. Improving coordination and communication structures in health systems is crucial to improve the effectiveness and benefits in the process of introduction of integrated care. As an essential element of the reform of health systems internationally "integrated care" seeks to overcome the traditional division between health and social care. Due to the shift of care from inpatient to outpatient treatment, integrated care is becoming more valuable as a way to meet the care needs in the community. The aim is to present the benefits of integrated care as a conception in research and practical plan.

Key words: Integrated care, Challenge, Services, Health system,

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Petrova GR, Kostadinova TI, Georgieva EP. Consumer’s satisfaction of Medical laboratory services in outpatient care in Municipality Varna. (Case Report). J of IMAB. 2015 Jul-Sep;21(3):833-836.

Correspondence to: Galina Petrova, PhD, Chief assistant professor, Department of Economics and Management of Health, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University "Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov" Varna; 55, Marin Drinov Str., 9000 Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 18 May 2015
Published online: 31 July 2015

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