The portion of the American population 65 years and older is growing rapidly, and the group 85 years and older is the largest growing segment of our population.
The country's largest health maintenance organization, Kaiser Permanente, in Fontana, California, experienced a 9% growth in its membership between 1996 and 1997.
Following the Kaiser national Model of Care recommendations, Fontana's Kaiser Permanente created their department of Extended Care Services and implemented programs that coordinated patient care across the continuum to meet the needs of its members who were 65 years and older.
The programs included new member screening and orientation, telephonic care coordination, and a volunteer-based care call program.
They also developed a medical management model that included a consultative geriatric assessment clinic and a primary care clinic as well as provision of team-based care to members residing in skilled nursing facilities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Risque élevé, Soin intégré, Coordination, Soin, Qualité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Téléphone, Gériatrie, Consultation, Nursing, Continuité soins
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, High risk, Managed care, Coordination, Care, Quality, United States, North America, America, Telephone, Geriatrics, Consultation, Nursing
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0438150
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 25/01/1999.