Outcomes and costs within a disease management program for advanced congestive heart failure


Journal Article (Review)

Disease management programs offer the potential to improve the care of patients with advanced congestive heart failure, to provide accountability on the part of managed care programs to payers and employers for the care of these patients, and to improve the efficiency of MCOs. Implementation of a disease management program entails two steps: (1) evaluation and proof of the disease management concept and (2) ongoing monitoring for the continuous quality improvement process outlined in this article. Once the concept of disease management for patients with congestive heart failure has been proven to be an effective and efficient concept, it can then be implemented on a wider basis across MCOs.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schulman, KA; Mark, DB; Califf, RM

Published Date

  • January 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 135 / 6 II SUPPL.

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-8703

Citation Source

  • Scopus