How many patients can community matrons successfully case manage?

@article{Sargent2008HowMP,
  title={How many patients can community matrons successfully case manage?},
  author={Penny L Sargent and Ruth Boaden and Martin Roland},
  journal={Journal of nursing management},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={38-46}
}
AIM To describe actual patient caseload sizes among case managers for long term conditions and explore issues of caseload manageability. BACKGROUND Department of Health guidance advises that community matron case managers for long term conditions should manage caseloads of 50-80 patients. However, there is currently no evidence to justify these caseload targets. METHOD In-depth interviews were conducted with 46 case managers for long term conditions, five clinical leads and six programme… CONTINUE READING