Grain of Salt department

According to an email ad I received hocking Integrating Wellness with Disease Management Strategies & Programs:

Health care organizations across the country are slashing unnecessary utilization and costs, increasing patient satisfaction, and improving health behaviors and outcomes with disease management programs targeted at high-cost, chronic illnesses.

Actually, the evidence is much more mixed. Disease management is a great concept, but it’s not clear whether there’s a return on investment for plans or employers that compensates them for the extra management cost.

July 29, 2005

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