Evaluating the Implementation of Active Case Management in Greater Manchester

Case Management has been employed as a means of supporting people with long term conditions so as to offer an alternative to unplanned hospital admissions.  The primary care trusts in Greater Manchester implemented case management in a linked fashion and this study was designed to examine the relationship between variations in organisational process (in terms of case management arrangements) and service outcomes with a particular emphasis upon hospital utilisation.

Project Outline

Evaluating the Implementation of Active Case Management in Greater Manchester Project Outline 

Executive Summary

Evaluating Active Case Management in Greater Manchester, June 2008

Final Report

Evaluating Active Case Management in Greater Manchester, June 2008

Publications

Abell J, Hughes J, Reilly S, Berzins K, and Challis D (2010). Case Management for Long Term Conditions: The Role of Networks in Health and Social Care Services. Journal of Integrated Care, 18, 45-52.

Abell J, Hughes J, Reilly S, Berzins K, and Challis D (2010). Case management for long-term conditions: developing targeting processes. Care Management Journals, 11(1), 11-18.

Reilly S, Abell J, Brand C, Hughes J, Berzins K, and Challis D (2011). Case management for people with long-term conditions: impact upon emergency admissions and associated length of stay. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 12, 223-236.

PSSRU Project Team

David Challis, Professor of Community Care Research; Jane Hughes, Senior Research Fellow; and Christian Brand, Research Associate.