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integrated services

A UK term for health services, especially mental health services, in which care is streamlined for efficiency and efficacy, and designed around users who have facilitated access to their care providers. Where possible, the care is provided in the community rather than hospital, and tiered so the amount of intervention reflects the severity of disease.

Integrated services
• Designed around the needs of service users and their carers with their input;
• Facilitate access and promote community rather than hospital care; discharge as soon as possible from hospital;
• Planned, tiered service for psychological interventions with clear pathways, agreed guidelines, competencies and routine outcome measures;
• Demonstrate commitment to quality improvement as set out by the Care Commission and others;
• Offer robust, reliable and safe arrangements for people with mental health problems based on shared assessments of need and management of risk;
• Share information, which requires joint willingness to acquire and use common information about service activity; and
• Require a workforce with skills needed to meet the needs of the service users and their carers.
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Bearers are best thought of as bundles of IETF Integrated Service (IntServ) parameters.
802.11e supports two QoS modes: HCF Controlled Channel Access (HCCA) is based on IntServ and strongly resembles LTE-Unlicensed; the more common Enhanced Distributed Channel Access (EDCA) is based on DiffServ and simply provides priority access for network control, voice, and video over common Internet use.
In 1994, the RFC 1633 emerged, which defines the IntServ [6] where the user requests in advance the resources needed, each router notices that request and books what is required.
In this model, there are no reservations so the routers do not see the flows, which imply that there is no signaling protocol or status information that caused so many problems to the IntServ model.
This QoS could be enabled locally, in each domain, by the use of a QoS model such as IntServ and DiffServ, and extended to the end-to-end level.
--integrated Services (IntServ): an architecture that specifies the elements to guarantee QoS on networks at the transport layer;
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