Effectiveness of case management strategies in reducing emergency department visits in frequent user patient populations: a systematic review.

@article{Kumar2013EffectivenessOC,
  title={Effectiveness of case management strategies in reducing emergency department visits in frequent user patient populations: a systematic review.},
  author={Gayathri Suresh Kumar and Robin Klein},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={
          717-29
        }
}
BACKGROUND Case management (CM) is a commonly cited intervention aimed at reducing Emergency Department (ED) utilization by "frequent users," a group of patients that utilize the ED at disproportionately high rates. Studies have investigated the impact of CM on a variety of outcomes in this patient population. OBJECTIVES We sought to examine the evidence of the effectiveness of the CM model in the frequent ED user patient population. We reviewed the available literature focusing on the impact… CONTINUE READING
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