PP308 – “Evidence-Based Case Management Practice = Improved Outcomes”
Although case management practice has been around in some form since the 1900’s, it has changed dramatically over the years without much research to prove the value. CMSA has developed a comprehensive definition of case management and Standards of Practice, however, these have not been globally adopted by the healthcare industry. There are many models of case management practice, but no theoretical framework to demonstrate effectiveness of the models or interventions. Developing evidence- based practice interventions or models of care management are essential to decreasing fragmented care, successful transition of care and improved outcomes.
Improved processes that demonstrate effectiveness of interventions, provide a toolbox of resources and quantifying data to back up case management interventions, validate the value of case management and return on investment.