Community case management: a strategy to improve access to medical care in uninsured populations

Authors, Primary Wetta-Hall,R.;Berry,M.;Ablah,E.;Gillispie,J. M.;Stepp-Cornelius,L. K.
Title Primary Community case management: a strategy to improve access to medical care in uninsured populations
Periodical Full Care Management Journals
Pub Year 2004
Volume 5
issue 2
Start Page 87-93
Abstract Case management is a rapidly growing strategy to help vulnerable populations access the health care they need in a fragmented U.S. service delivery system. A number of lessons can be learned from the successes and challenges of a developing, hospital-based, community-focused case management group in Sedgwick County, Kansas. The Community Case Management program has a case management team based at each of four hospitals. Each team has a social worker and a nurse, whose main goal is to help the uninsured find a primary health care home. This dynamic combination has several benefits. Each team member brings a vital skill set in helping the clients change behavior and access the care and support they need. Also, the nurse-social worker team concept creates a synergy in which team members support each other and create the best solution to their clients' needs.
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Place of Publication United States
Author/Address Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita 67214-3199, USA. rwettaha@kumc.edu
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Patient-Centered Care;Access to Care;Care Coordination;Disparities
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