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Germany's disease management program: improving outcomes in congestive heart failure.

Kottmair S, Frye C, Ziegenhagen DJ - Health Care Financ Rev (2005)

Bottom Line: The program comprises care calls, written training material, telemetric monitoring, and health reports.Routine evaluation, based on medical data warehouse software, demonstrates benefits in terms of improved health outcomes and processes of care.Economical evaluation of claims data indicates significant cost savings in a pre/post study design.

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Affiliation: ArztPartner almeda, Munich, Germany.

ABSTRACT
Hospital admissions among patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) are a major contributor to health care costs. A comprehensive disease management program for CHF was developed for private and statutory health insurance companies in order to improve health outcomes and reduce rehospitalization rates and costs. The program comprises care calls, written training material, telemetric monitoring, and health reports. Currently, 909 members from six insurance companies are enrolled. Routine evaluation, based on medical data warehouse software, demonstrates benefits in terms of improved health outcomes and processes of care. Economical evaluation of claims data indicates significant cost savings in a pre/post study design.

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Disease Management Program Health Outcomes: Edemas, by Percent of Patients
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f3-hcfr-27-1-079: Disease Management Program Health Outcomes: Edemas, by Percent of Patients

Mentions: Health outcomes such as relief of symptoms (e.g., edema) are monitored on a regular basis within the care calls. Significant improvements can be demonstrated within the first 6 months of care. For example, the proportion of patients with severe edema drops from 21.9 percent at baseline to 4.6 percent at followup (Figure 3).


Germany's disease management program: improving outcomes in congestive heart failure.

Kottmair S, Frye C, Ziegenhagen DJ - Health Care Financ Rev (2005)

Disease Management Program Health Outcomes: Edemas, by Percent of Patients
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f3-hcfr-27-1-079: Disease Management Program Health Outcomes: Edemas, by Percent of Patients
Mentions: Health outcomes such as relief of symptoms (e.g., edema) are monitored on a regular basis within the care calls. Significant improvements can be demonstrated within the first 6 months of care. For example, the proportion of patients with severe edema drops from 21.9 percent at baseline to 4.6 percent at followup (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: The program comprises care calls, written training material, telemetric monitoring, and health reports.Routine evaluation, based on medical data warehouse software, demonstrates benefits in terms of improved health outcomes and processes of care.Economical evaluation of claims data indicates significant cost savings in a pre/post study design.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: ArztPartner almeda, Munich, Germany.

ABSTRACT
Hospital admissions among patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) are a major contributor to health care costs. A comprehensive disease management program for CHF was developed for private and statutory health insurance companies in order to improve health outcomes and reduce rehospitalization rates and costs. The program comprises care calls, written training material, telemetric monitoring, and health reports. Currently, 909 members from six insurance companies are enrolled. Routine evaluation, based on medical data warehouse software, demonstrates benefits in terms of improved health outcomes and processes of care. Economical evaluation of claims data indicates significant cost savings in a pre/post study design.

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