TITLE

A disease management program reduced hospital readmission days after myocardial infarction

AUTHOR(S)
Borzak, Steven
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an evaluation of a community-based inner-city disease management program for postmyocardial infarction patients. In patients recovering from myocardial infarction, a disease management program reduced hospital readmission days for angina, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; reduced emergency department visits; and had fewer claims for diagnostic, therapeutic, or laboratory services. However, it should be recognized that a good program has tremendous potential to keep sick patients well managed and out of the hospital.
ACCESSION #
13916248

 

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