A chronic care model significantly decreases costs and healthcare utilisation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

INTRODUCTION Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition, yet the model of care is often reactive. We sought to examine whether a formal IBD service (IBDS) reduced inpatient healthcare utilisation or lowered costs for inpatient care. MATERIAL AND METHODS With protocols, routine nurse phone follow-up a help-line, more proactive care was… CONTINUE READING