Care coordination yields better chronic disease outcomes, study finds

03/17/2014 | HealthDay News

Even modest improvements in care coordination could fuel a decline in hospital admissions, complications and use of emergency medical services among older people with chronic conditions, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study, which involved almost 300,000 Medicare patients with type 2 diabetes, emphysema or congestive heart failure suggests that improvements in coordination of care for elderly patients could help Medicare save as much as $1.5 billion annually.

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