The Promise of Care Coordination: An Analysis of Care Coordination Models that Can Reduce Hospitalization and Expenditures Among Medicare Beneficiaries and Improve Quality of Care (2009)
The report finds that care coordination programs can reduce hospitalizations and Medicare costs and improve the quality of care for chronically ill older adults - provided the programs: promote direct engagement of teams of primary care physicians, nurses and social workers; create close communication among all providers involved in a patient's care; and empower patients and family caregivers to help manage their own care.
Randall Brown , Ph.D.
Commissioned by the National Coalition on Care Coordination (N3C)
To View The Report http://www.socialworkleadership.org/nsw/
Topic: Care Management/ Coordination/ Transitional Care