A randomized trial of primary intensive care to reduce hospital admissions in patients with high utilization of inpatient services.

@article{Sledge2006ART,
  title={A randomized trial of primary intensive care to reduce hospital admissions in patients with high utilization of inpatient services.},
  author={William Hurt Sledge and Karen E. Brown and Jeffrey M. Levine and David A Fiellin and Marek Cezary Chawarski and William D. White and Patrick G O'connor},
  journal={Disease management : DM},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={328-38}
}
Randomized controlled trials of case management in primary care have been infrequent and contradictory. The aim of this study was to determine if a clinic-based ambulatory case management intervention, Primary Intensive Care (PIC), would reduce hospital utilization and total cost and/or improve health outcomes among primary care patients with a recent history of high use of inpatient services. Current patients with > or =2 hospital admissions per year in the 12-18 months prior to recruitment in… CONTINUE READING

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