Follow the Money: Controlling Expenditures by Improving Care for Patients Needing Costly Services (2009)
This article offers a preview of the findings of an upcoming Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Synthesis Project report. The Synthesis, which will be released later in 2009, examines various care management programs which seek to reduce costs, while at the same time enhancing quality for people with complex health care needs. In the article, the authors argue that care management should be targeted to patients with complex health care needs who are at high risk for requiring costly care, but not too sick to benefit.
Citation Bodenheimer T, and Berry-Millett, R. (2009, October 15). Follow the money: Controlling expenditures by improving care for patients needing costly services. New England Journal of Medicine , 361 (16) 1521-1523.
Author Thomas Bodenheimer, M.D., M.P.H., and Rachel Berry-Millett, B.A
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Topic: Care Management/ Coordination/ Transitional Care