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Authors

  1. Huffman, Melinda H. RN, MSN, CCNS

Abstract

DISEASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS ARE BEGINNING TO ENCOMPASS PROVIDERS ACROSS THE HEALTHCARE CONTINUUM, INCLUDING HOME HEALTHCARE. THE PREMISE BEHIND DISEASE MANAGEMENT IS THAT COORDINATED, EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS CAN BE APPLIED TO THE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH SPECIFIC HIGH-COST, HIGH-VOLUME CHRONIC CONDITIONS, RESULTING IN IMPROVED CLINICAL OUTCOMES AND LOWER OVERALL COSTS. OUTCOMES DATA (ACTUAL RESULTS) ARE CENTRAL IN THIS APPROACH TO PATIENT CARE.