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Examining End-of-Life Case Management: Systematic Review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24999433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Case management was initiated in the 1970s to reduce care discontinuity. A literature review focused on end-of-life (EOL) case management identified 17 research articles, with content analysis revealing two themes: (a) seeking to determine or establish the value of EOL case management and (b) identifying ways to improve EOL case management. The evidence, although limited, suggests that EOL case management is helpful to dying individuals and their families. Research is needed to more clearly illustrate its usefulness or outcomes and the extent of need for it and actual availability. Among other benefits, EOL case management may help reduce hospital utilization, a major concern with the high cost of hospital-based care and the increased desire for home-based EOL care.
Authors:
Roger E Thomas; Donna M Wilson; Stephen Birch; Boris Woytowich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2014-06-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing research and practice     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  2090-1429     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Res Pract     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-07-07     Completed Date:  2014-07-07     Revised Date:  2014-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101561211     Medline TA:  Nurs Res Pract     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  651681     Citation Subset:  -    
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