Systematic care management: Clinical and economic analysis of a national sample of patients with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Systematic care management: Clinical and economic analysis of a national sample of patients with spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J46814.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 10, issue 2, pp 17-34
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article describes the application of a new technology of care management to patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). This approach, called systematic care management (SCM), incorporates expert physician consultants, complexity adjustment, and integrated data on clinical status and process, outcomes, resource utilization, and cost. The overall result of this management system is the creation of a virtual comprehensive expert care team that monitors and coordinates care delivery for each patient from time of injury until final recovery. An analysis of costs and outcomes of 130 patients with SCI is presented to demonstrate the application of SCM.
Author(s):
Sundance, Paula; Cope, D. Nathan; Kirshblum, Steven; Parsons, Kenneth C.; Apple, David F.
Author Address(es):

Some items may be available for document delivery from the National Rehabilitation Information Center. Make a note of the title and any accession number and contact NARIC at 800-346-2742 to request a copy. There is a charge for document delivery from the NARIC collection.