Self Care and Case Management in Long Term Conditions

Case management has been identified as a means of supporting people with long term conditions who have frequent episodes of unplanned hospital admissions.  If case management is to be effective it requires not only effective identification of the most appropriate population but also mechanisms to enable people to leave case management and receive less intensive support.  One of these is self care and this study was designed to identify the relationship between case management and self care.

Project Outline

Self Care and Case Management in Long Term Conditions

Research Summary

Case Management and Self Care in Long-Term Conditions (article page 4 from Research Focus Issue 2, Spring 2010)

Final Report

Challis, D., Hughes, J., Berzins, K., Reilly, S., Abell, J., & Stewart, K. (2010). Self-care and Case Management in Long-term Conditions: The Effective Management of Critical Interfaces. Report for the National Institute for Health Research, Service Delivery and Organisation programme.

Publications

Berzins, K.M., Reilly, S., Abell, J., Hughes, J. and Challis D.J. (2009). UK self-care support initiatives for older patients with long-term conditions: a review. Chronic Illness, 5, 56-72.

Reilly, S., Hughes, J. and Challis, D. (2010). Case management for long-term conditions: implementation and processes. Ageing and Society, 30, 125-155.

Challis, D., Hughes, J., Berzins, K., Reilly, S., Abell, J. and Stewart, K. (2011) Implementation of case management in long-term conditions in England: survey and case studies. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 18, suppl, 1 April, 8-13.

Hughes, J., Reilly, S., Berzins, K., Abell, J., Stewart, K. and Challis, D. (2011) Emergent approaches to care coordination in England: exploring the evidence from two national organizations. Care Management Journals, 12, 4, 194-201.

PSSRU Project Team

David Challis, Professor of Community Care Research and Jane Hughes, Senior Research Fellow.