A meta-analysis of the effect of hospital-based case management on hospital length-of-stay and readmission.

@article{Kim2005AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis of the effect of hospital-based case management on hospital length-of-stay and readmission.},
  author={Young-Ju Kim and Karen L. Soeken},
  journal={Nursing research},
  year={2005},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={255-64}
}
BACKGROUND Although many hospital-based case management (CM) interventions have been studied, there is little work summarizing the effectiveness of these studies. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of hospital-based CM compared with usual care on length of hospital stay and readmission rate. METHOD A meta-analytic method was employed to analyze the effect sizes of CM intervention on outcomes. Eligible studies were retrieved using computerized database… CONTINUE READING

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