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Case Management and Disease Management

Discuss the difference between conventional case management and disease management (DM) and why it is more difficult to measure return on investment with DM. Why is measuring return on investment important?

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First conduct some preliminary academic research on case management and disease management. This will point you to the right direction regarding ROI (return on investment) measurement and difficulties associated with measuring the ROI for these interventions.

According to the Disease Management Association of America (DMAA; recently renamed the Care Continuum Alliance), DM is a system of coordinated health care interventions and communications for populations with conditions in which patient self-care efforts are significant. DM "Supports the physician or practitioner-patient relationship and ...

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Understanding the difference between case management and disease management, and return on investment.