Nursing Case Management; A Practical Guide to Success in Managed Care / Edition 1

Nursing Case Management; A Practical Guide to Success in Managed Care / Edition 1

by Suzanne K. Powell, Patty M. Wekell

ISBN-10: 0397552343

ISBN-13: 9780397552344

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Older Edition
Product dimensions:
6.49(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1What Is a Case Manager?3
2Goals of Case Management11
3Essential Characteristics and Job Responsibilities17
4Opportunities in Nursing Case Management33
6Utilization Management77
7Legal Issues for Case Managers143
8Ethical Issues and Dilemmas169
9Quality Improvement and Risk Management187
10Discharge Planning: Understanding the Levels of Care and Transfers209
11Introduction to the Case Management Process241
12Stage I: Case Screening and Selection247
13Stage II: Assessment - The Critical Link Between the Patient and the Treatment Plan253
14Stage III: Coordination and Development of Treatment and Discharge Plans263
15Stage IV: Continuous Case Management - Monitoring, Reassessing, Reevaluating269
16Stage V: Implementation of the Final Plan281
17Stage VI: Final Evaluation - Postdischarge Follow-up and Case Closure285
18Job Stress Versus Success Factors for Case Management295
19A Day in the Life of a Nurse Case Manager309
20A Case Study With and Without Case Management315
21Case Studies319
Appendix A: The Medicare DRGs333
Appendix B: Important Addresses and Phone Numbers347

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