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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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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
Callahan CM, Bateman DR, Wang S
State of science: bridging the science-practice gap in aging, dementia and mental health.
This article describes why new models of care in aging, dementia, and mental health diffuse inadequately into the healthcare systems and communities where they might benefit older adults. The investigators review a general framework for the diffusion of innovations and highlight the importance of other features of innovations that deter or facilitate diffusion.
Citation: Callahan CM, Bateman DR, Wang S . State of science: bridging the science-practice gap in aging, dementia and mental health. J Am Geriatr Soc 2018 Apr;66(Suppl 1):S28-s35. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15320..
Keywords: Elderly, Dementia, Behavioral Health, Healthcare Delivery, Neurological Disorders, Implementation, Innovations and Emerging Issues, Evidence-Based Practice