Of all the recent changes in health care, none more dramatically affected both patients and care providers than managed care. Not only has it altered the way we pay for health care, but also it has compelled a change in the way we approach health care, focusing increasingly on preventive care to reduce costs. In this book, the author and her colleagues examine the impact of managed care on nursing as a profession and nurses as individual caregivers. Managed Care: Practice Strategies for Nursing will serve as an excellent course text on nursing and managed care, as well as a useful introduction and shelf reference for professional nurses at all levels of practice.

Population-Based Nurse Case Management

Population-Based Nurse Case Management

Population-based nurse case management
Margaret M.Conger

The greatest good for the greatest number of people.

Shamansky (1995) (and others)

As health care costs continue to escalate, even within the managed care environment, new ways to provide care in a cost-effective manner are being sought. One such newly emerging trend in health care agencies is to develop case management services that focus on a specific population that uses similar services. It has been found that by committing specific members of the health care team to concentrate their efforts with this population, the quality of care can be enhanced and health care costs can be reduced. This type of model is called population-based case management.

Population-based case management requires the provider to take a broader perspective than that ...

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