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While high-cost patients include diverse subgroups with varying clinical and social needs, efforts to improve the efficiency of care and target interventions have been limited by the lack of knowledge...
Many older adults in the United States experience social isolation and loneliness, which are associated with increased risks for premature mortality, dementia, and other poor health outcomes. Since...
The causes of social isolation and loneliness in older adults, including their health, income, and place of residence, may impede their ability to participate in community-based social activities...
Two notable randomized controlled trials of complex care management programs released earlier this year are spurring valuable discussions across the complex care field. The studies — based on...
Individualized Management for Patient-Centered Targets (IMPaCT) is an intervention that employs community health workers to provide tailored social support to high-risk patients informed by patient...
Interventions targeting frequent emergency department (ED) users are increasingly common, but many are developed with limited understanding of this population’s comprehensive use of medical and social...
High-need, high-cost Medicaid patients enrolled in a 12-month complex care management program at CareMore Health in Memphis, Tennessee experienced reductions of 59 percent in inpatient utilization and...
Many different care management program models have been implemented for high-need, high-cost (HNHC) populations, with programs varying widely in their impact on patient outcomes and satisfaction and...
ECHO Care is a complex care intervention pilot that integrated the Project ECHO model, which links primary care practitioners virtually with specialists, with outpatient intensivist teams (OITs) in...
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) virtually connects specialists with community-based providers to help improve patient care management. This evaluation of the ECHO Care pilot...
The number of individuals living with dementia is steadily increasing, and family caregivers for individuals with dementia frequently experience challenges with maintaining their own physical...
A randomized controlled trial found that the “Camden Core Model,” a short-term care management program for individuals with complex health and social needs and multiple recent hospital admissions, did...