Case Management Case Study

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In the article, Case management to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease in a county health care system, Ma et al. (2009) acknowledge that given the hundreds of billions spent in addressing the cardiovascular disease (CVD), embracing innovative approaches is necessary to supplement the conventional healthcare models. Besides, they recognize that the CVD, along with its causative factors, affects individuals across different ethnic, social class, and racial groups. However, they illustrate the disproportionate burden it has on the disadvantaged populations including ethnic minorities and low-income earners. This constitutes the target population of this study where participants were drawn from ethnically diverse patients in
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Notably, a heightened level of changes was evident within the CM where the FRS score declined higher face-to-face visits. Consistent outcomes were observed across the baseline characteristics such as the age, gender, and ethnic composition of the participants. However, it was noted that case management worked better in men, given their 1.45 FRS mean reduction when compared to the 0.89 FRS mean reduction in women (Ma, et al., 2009). The secondary outcomes demonstrate that the use of case management interventions was directly responsible for the reduced diastolic blood pressure as it was to the glucose levels in diabetic patients. The findings proved that the implementation of blood pressure controls and diet management strategies reduced the risks associated with the cardiovascular disease greatly. The study also proved that implementing the case management strategy amongst the disadvantaged groups would resolve not only the health disparities but also save the government billions. For instance, through an intensive fifteen-month intervention it cost $896, an amount that would range between $337 and $371 when delivered by registered nurses or $647 and $686 during internist care (Ma, et al.,

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