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July 4, 2017

Case Management for Patients with Complex Multimorbidity: Development and Validation of a Coordinated Intervention between Primary and Hospital Care

Region: Europe Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors Source: International Journal of Integrated Care

In the past few years, healthcare systems have been facing a growing demand related to the high prevalence of chronic diseases. Case management programs have emerged as an integrated care approach for the management of chronic desease. Nevertheless, there is little scientific evidence on the impact of using case management program for patients with complex multimorbidity regarding hospital resource utilisation. 

This study tested wheter improved continuity of care resulting from the integration of community-based and hospital services reduced the use of hospital resources amongst patientes with complex multimorbidity.