Chronic care project targets most expensive LTC clients

February 2010
State Health Watch;Feb2010, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p7
The article reports on the decision of the Chronic Care Management Project of Washington to concentrate on medically expensive, high-risk clients on its long-term care system. The project involved nurses having face-to-face session with more than 400 adults and teaching them on how to handle their own health issues. Candace Goehring of the Home and Community Programs of the Aging and Disability Services Administration said that based on the records of their clients, it was shown that there is a significant improvement of patients who participated.


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