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Rosa TD, Possin KL, Bernstein A
Variations in costs of a collaborative care model for dementia.
Care coordination programs can improve patient outcomes and decrease healthcare expenditures; however, implementation costs are poorly understood. In this study, the investigators evaluated the direct costs of implementing a collaborative dementia care program. They found that care team navigators caseload was an important driver of service cost. They provide strategies for maximizing caseload without sacrificing quality of care and discuss current barriers to broad implementation that can inform new reimbursement policies.
Citation: Rosa TD, Possin KL, Bernstein A . Variations in costs of a collaborative care model for dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc 2019 Dec;67(12):2628-33. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16076.
Keywords: Dementia, Healthcare Costs, Care Coordination, Elderly, Care Management, Implementation, Teams