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Table 1 Incentives and barriers to GPs participation in IHSNs

From: Fostering participation of general practitioners in integrated health services networks: incentives, barriers, and guidelines

  Incentives Barriers
Clinician characteristics - Having elderly persons in clientele
- Having a high number of SIPA patients
- Having collaborative practices
Perceived consequences - Initial concerns - Initial expectations
IHSN implementation - Selection of frail elderly patients
- Influence of peers
- Short-term duration
- Physicians recruited after patients
- Little information provided
Relationship with SIPA team - Close relationships with case managers - Conflict with the geriatrician
- Lack of communication on patients
Professional consequences - Efficacy of SIPA
- Quality of SIPA
- Funding
- Improved professional practice
- Physician-patient relationships