A case manager intervention to reduce readmissions.
Acute hospitalizations represent substantial financial liability to closed health care systems.
Among hospitalized patients, those with repeated admissions are high-cost users.
Most managed care plans employ case management to control hospital use.
This technique attempts to detect and fulfill unmet medical and social needs, intensify postdischarge care, identify and mobilize effective community services, and enhance primary care access.
Despite the popularity of case management to control hospital use, few trials have examined its efficacy.
We conducted a randomized controlled trial of an intervention of case managers at a university-affiliated Veterans Affairs medical center.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hospitalisation, Répétition, Economie santé, Education sanitaire, Exploration, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospitalization, Repetition, Health economy, Health education, Exploration, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0009667
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 09/06/1995.