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.
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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.