Supportive Use of Case Management
Case management aids patients’ in that once a need arises for these types of services, one can coordinate what is available to meet the needs of the patients’ one may be caring for. Case management services can be of benefit on many levels; clients, health care systems as well as the insurance industry.
Purpose of this research
The research article “Comprehensive Discharge Planning and Home Follow-up of Hospitalized Elders” (Naylor, Brooten, Campbell, Jacobsen, Mezey, Pauly, Schwartz, 1999) has researched the effectiveness of a design study that centers on an advanced nurse practitioner centered practice which primarily focused on discharge and follow up for the elderly who are at risk for re-admission to the hospital.
Findings of this research
Utilization of advance nurse practitioners amongst the elderly population has shown that during this study it can show a decrease in re-admissions to facilities however the issue the study did not focus on was how beneficial follow up of this population can be (Naylor, et al., 1999). This study was conducted at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Naylor, et al., 1999). The study required that all participants meet certain criteria to be eligible; must be 65 years or older, admitted directly from their home to hospital during a specified time period and having one of the following diagnoses: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), angina, myocardial infarction, respiratory tract infections, coronary artery bypass graft, cardiac valve replacement, major small and large bowel procedure and orthopedic procedures of the lower extremities (Naylor, et al., 1999). The participants also were required to speak English, be located in the geographic region as stated by the study, have telephone access for contact with the researchers and be alert and oriented on admittance (Naylor,...