Issue Brief

No. 791

Disease Management to Population-Based Health: Steps in the Right Direction?
May 16, 2003


Lisa Sprague, MBA


This issue brief reviews the evolution of the disease management model and the ways it relates to care coordination and case management approaches. It also looks at examples of population-based disease management programs operating in both the private and public sectors and reviews the evidence of their success. Finally, the paper considers the policy implications of adapting this model to a Medicare fee-for-service population.

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