Findings from site visits and interviews with six chronic
disease management (DM) programs across the United States
indicated DM programs were extremely important in the
areas of patient healthcare, quality of care, and
resulted in positive clinical and financial outcomes.
Respondents indicated that the most important DM program
was diabetes, followed closely by DM programs for
congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease, asthma, and depression. DM programs resulted in
30% reduction in hospital inpatient stays and 17 %
savings in health plan per member per month expenditures.
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