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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Robert J. Rydman, MS, MPA, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book embodies a multidisciplinary approach to case management, theory, and practice. It provides clarity with respect to case management definitions and applications in chronic and acute disease management.
Purpose: Its purpose is to further operationalize case management to promote readiness for managed care. The book is a contribution to the field in many aspects. It is a good combination of theory, practice, and case study approaches.
Audience: The book is written for professionals, practitioners, researchers, health care administrators, and the general public who have a family member with a chronic disease.
Features: The book is a nice balance of definitions, theory, practice, and case studies, with a wide audience appeal.
Assessment: This book offers a unique balance of definition, theory, history, practice, case studies, and both scholarly and organizational references for the field of case management. The organization of the book will appeal to a widespread readership of practitioners, researchers, administrators, and the general public who may have a family member with a chronic illness. It is a worthwhile contribution.