Case Study Management : Case Management

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In late 1980s, in order to curve the increasing medical expenses, American government have launched case management. Case management not only effectively decreased the medical expenses, but also guaranteed the patients can get the necessary medical service they need. According to American Case Management Association, a non-profit organization that support the practice of case management, case management is "a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality cost effective outcomes”(ACMA, 2015). The personnels involve in the case management system are called case managers. Case manager is a professional with nursing qualifications holding a case load with responsibility for overseeing and/or delivering the processes of case finding, assessment, care delivery, monitoring and review for, and with, a patient and their family carer(s) (Goodman et al. 2010). Case management was first found in early twentieth century by social workers and public health nurses(Patricia, 2011). For this model, nurses, social workers, and other disciplines can work as case managers. However, in this article, I will focus on the nurse care case managers. In the Nursing case management model, all patients are assigned to a nurse case manager. For example, all the pediatric patients are assigned to

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