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Chronic Illness Care Management (CICM) Study In Primary Care

2014-08-27 03:51:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of the study is to determine whether the quality of life of patients with multiple chronic conditions cared for by primary care physicians will improve due to the introduction of a chronic illness management intervention.

Description

There is international recognition for the need of introducing improvement in chronic illness care. However, primary care physicians face a host of challenges for providing the best possible care to their patients. One of these problems is the lack of proper administrative systems. There is evidence indicating that tailored out reach facilitation is an effective means to improve practice performance. Traditionally, the approach to care for chronically ill patients revolved mostly around the treatment of a specific chronic condition in an ad hoc basis. It is more common in family medicine for the patient to have several chronic conditions. There is also evidence showing that better health outcomes are obtained when the patients’ life circumstances, desires and expectations are taken into consideration. Various models of chronic illness care have emerged that are patient center while attempting to be comprehensive. Our approach, following the Australian model, seeks to introduce systems/administrative innovations at the practice level, intended also to increase the involvement of patients with multiple chronic conditions on its own care, throw tailored out reach facilitation and care planning tools for physicians, in order to improve chronic illness management in primary care settings.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Chronic Illness

Intervention

Multifaceted outreach facilitation for chronic illness care

Location

University of Ottawa, Institute of Population Health
Ottawa
Ontario
Canada
K1N 6N5

Status

Completed

Source

C. T. Lamont Primary Care Research Centre

Results (where available)

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