TITLE

Care coordination for patients with chronic conditions did not reduce hospitalizations or Medicare costs

AUTHOR(S)
Reynolds, Tim
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;6/23/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 6, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the methods to improve quality of health care and also reduce medical costs through care coordination for Medicare beneficiaries. The details of a randomized controlled trials in 15 various health care settings in the U.S. are presented. 9427 patients were assigned to care coordination and 8975 to usual care. Researchers found that most care coordination programs for Medicare beneficiaries did not reduce improve care, hospitalizations or reduce costs.
ACCESSION #
42876704

 

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