A Structured Approach to Caring for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

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<p>The Commonwealth Fund’s continuing case study series <em>Models for High-Need, High-Cost Patients </em>next profiles a relatively simple and inexpensive approach to caring for the growing number of Americans with multiple chronic conditions. </p><p>Guided Care, created by Johns Hopkins University researchers, has recently attracted interest as an effective way to design a care management program for these patients. It features a structured approach, as well as formal assessment and planning tools, that enable registered nurses to evaluate patient needs, create care plans, and teach patients and their caregivers how to manage health conditions. </p>
<p>Learn how two health care delivery systems have each adapted the Guided Care model to proactively manage their high-need patients and prepare for the requirements of value-based payment. </p>

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/newsletters/ealerts/2016/oct/guided-care Read the case study