Restructuring Chronic Illness Management: Best Practices and Innovations in Team-Based Treatment (Paperback)

Restructuring Chronic Illness Management: Best Practices and Innovations in Team-Based Treatment By Jon B. Christianson, Ruth A. Taylor, David J. Knutson Cover Image

Restructuring Chronic Illness Management: Best Practices and Innovations in Team-Based Treatment (Paperback)

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Caring for Chronically Ill Patients

Building on a thoughtful understanding of the organizational, financial, and clinical issues involved in chronic illness, Christianson and his colleagues provide a useful road map to the design and implementation of team-based chronic illness management. A must read for policy makers and managers wishing to meet the challenge of providing quality and efficient care to the chronically ill.
--Arnold D. Kaluzny, professor of health policy and administration, School of Public Health and Senior Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This practical new book offers the most current information on how leaders of top clinical programs have implemented exemplary and cost-conscious programs to manage the care of four key chronic diseases: asthma, arthritis, diabetes, and coronary artery disease.

Grounded in research, the book introduces a model and practical tool that can be used by healthcare organizations to effectively treat chronically ill patients. And, because the model and tool are based on the actual experiences of ongoing programs, the authors discuss organizational strategies that will help overcome the inevitable resistance to change. A step-by-step program is outlined for health care executives and caregivers who want to implement these best practices in their institutions. With a wealth of information and illustrative examples, the authors explain how a health care organization can restructure and revitalize its approach to managing chronic illness...without breaking the bank.
JON B. CHRISTIANSON is professor at the Institute for Health Services Research, University of Minnesota. EDWARD WAKIN is project coordinator at the Health Research Center, Institute for Research and Education, HealthSystem Minnesota. DAVID J. KNUTSON is director of health systems studies at the Institute for Research and Education, HealthSystem Minnesota.
Product Details ISBN: 9780470631027
ISBN-10: 0470631023
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: April 3rd, 1998
Pages: 250
Language: English