Case management has been promoted as a managed care strategy that improves quality of care and contains costs.
Health resource utilization patterns and associated costs were examined for a generalized primary care population receiving a public health nursing model of case management intervention during a 30-week period.
Subjects were referred by providers practicing in an academic health science center and included two client subsamples : chronically ill adults and younger families requiring health maintenance.
Health resource utilization patterns and associated costs were examined in relation to intensity of need for care levels as determined by the Community Health Intensity Rating Scale.
Results of this pilot study suggest that during public health nursing case management intervention, health resource utilization patterns changed from the preintervention period.
Total health resource utilization costs were correlated with care needs related to health management behavior of the chronically ill.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système santé, Soin intégré, Intervention, Méthodologie, Soin, Infirmier, Utilisation, Ressource, Coût, Demande, Economie santé, Soin santé primaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Health system, Managed care, Operation, Methodology, Care, Nurse, Use, Resource, Costs, Demand, Health economy, Primary health care
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0247183
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 16/11/1999.