Integrated care management: aligning medical call centers and nurse triage services.

@article{Kastens1998IntegratedCM,
  title={Integrated care management: aligning medical call centers and nurse triage services.},
  author={J M Kastens},
  journal={Nursing economic\$},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={320-2, 329}
}
Successful integrated delivery systems must aggressively design new approaches to managing patient care. Implementing a comprehensive care management model to coordinate patient care across the continuum is essential to improving patient care and reducing costs. The practice of telephone nursing and the need for experienced registered nurses to staff medical call centers, nurse triage centers, and outbound telemanagement is expanding as the penetration of full-risk capitated managed care… CONTINUE READING
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