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A traditional term for all the activities which a physician or other health care professional normally performs to insure the coordination of the medical services required by a patient. It also, when used in connection with managed care, covers all the activities of evaluating the patient, planning treatment, referral, and follow-up so that care is continuous and comprehensive and payment for the care is obtained. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)
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In practice, Social Work acts from different professional perspectives. For example, the legal case perspective must be methodically related to other case perspectives such as anamnesis and diagnosis within the framework of casework, ideally in a concrete way and with appropriate methodological awareness. It would be conceivable, for example, to subject the results of an introductory anamnesis and diagnosis to subsequent legal monitoring.
Are there scientific concepts or legal requirements for this methodological challenge in your country? Or do you tend to leave the meaningful linking of different case perspectives to the professional actors? What seems to make sense to you?
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For example Social workers to help solve the vulnerability problems of families
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Dear Researchers;
When I examined the studies on the case study method, which is a qualitative research design, I saw that interviews and content analysis were performed in the data analysis section. However, I think this approach is not correct. In addition, it is also an important question mark who should choose the participant group. I await your help with the literature and examples regarding these questions.
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Dear Ariel Lindorff and Dean Whitehead thank you for your answer.
Case studies have been handled with the case studies method as far as I can see.
For this reason, the point I question is: the part that sticks to my head, if a person is going to use the interview method, why does it mean the case study method?
Because what is the main purpose of naming both as a qualitative method and case method? As a participant, I saw that he shaped it as a participant observer in some studies. Obviously, this shape caught my attention. However, my knowledge on this matter is still mixed.
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Hello RG,
First post on RG :)
I am tasked with establishing stratification systems for the purposes of measuring statistics related to mental health delivery and capacity. I come from an IT background so wondering if others might be familiar with common systems or strategies to classify services such as:
  • Level of care for mental health from different populations(Adult, Youth, Disabled or any other grouping)
  • Housing and Shelter Services/Placement/Availability
  • Substance Abuse/Rehab Availability
  • Referal and linking services
  • Outpatient care/Case Management
Example :
ASAM Risk Rating Crosswalk for mental health risk.
CALOCUS Child and Adolescent levelof care utilization system.
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Bryan,
Check with your local community mental health program administration office. They keep track of all of this on computer data bases for analysis of cost effectiveness, acuity, etc. Best wishes.
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I am planning on developing Case Management services for substance-using clients. I am looking for a manual for Strengths-based Case Management. Any suggestions/recommendations?
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Can Sub-Saharan Africa as a region be classified as a Case Analysis?
If I am to compare data from countries in this region, will it still be a Case Analysis or Multiple Case Analysis?
Please assist as this is for my Master Thesis Research. Thank you in advance for your response.
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It can go either way. Look at the fundamentals of case study. These scribbles might help: https://www.researchgate.net/project/The-Physics-of-Case-Study
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I have requested some full texts for my research, currently I'm working on my bachelor thesis about Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity in Nurse Case Management, but noone is responding. Am I doing something wrong?
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I think that it would be much better for you to try to search published articles in the databases provided by your university. All but researchers are exceptionally busy; thus, they are highly likely not to check their ResearchGate on a regular basis. If you would like to get scholars' feedbacks on your work, you can search them and ask for their support in ResearchGate. But, you know, a peer review requires a considerable time and effort. Further, it is a free service. Probably, it would not also work out for those reasons. The best solution is to make friends with good researchers and keep in touch with them so that you and your colleagues can help each other, I think.
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in case of overly infected diabetic foot ulcers with necrotic soft tissue & bone infection with high uncontrolled blood sugar ,what is the best suggested strategy to start the case management?
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If it is a severe infection like you are describing until culture and sensitivity results have been returned we start with piperacillin/tazobactam at the recommendation of our infectious disease department
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since case managers play critical role in managing patient chronic disease, I believe a right balance between Technology and follow up has to be maintained. Looking for some good suggestions or comments here. 
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Thanks Alan for the detailed reply, and your points are well taken. You are correct from CMS perspective and providers it is now a requirement that we have actual data that can be collected from the machine itself for the usage information. Per CMS guidelines, a patient is considered compliant if the patient is using the machine on average of 4 hours or more per night within any consecutive 30 days for 70% of the time. That is where I believe technology can play a pivotal role in keeping case managers , program director and their employees keeping a close eye on patient compliance. One more thing, I do like to point out here that, is about early intervention is being the best solution. Sooner we can find out about the problem a patient may be having , sooner we can intervene to bring the patient back on track. 
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Asif Kidwai
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Data of hospital readmission rate of case-managed clients as opposed to non-case-managed clients three months post-hospital discharge.
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This is done in mental health quite a lot in Australia where many admitted patients to a public psychiatric hospital receive case management afterwards. There is data on the readmission rates to the hospital (especially  readmission within the first 28 days post-discharge used as a Key Performance Indicator) collected by the health department and also data on numbers of emergency department presentations.
Successful case management - ie. ongoing engagement with associated education, early warning signs and what to do at times of crisis, linkage with other community supports & GP's , family education, and increasing community intervention at times of deterioration - is effective in reducing readmission rates and emergency presentations.
To undertake a study you will need to control for confounding variables - ie use patients with similar diagnoses,  similar severity of conditions, and also for confounding variables such as co-morbid conditions, and ensure the study is done in the same or similar catchment region so that other community based health supports are similar for each group studied.
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I am developing a therapies framework for case managers and would like some information and advice from those that may have attempted to do the same. The idea is for case managers to provide specialist interventions (psychosocial interventions). What therapies are a priority in your setting? how are the therapies governed and how are staff supported to do this? how is this linked to staff PADs or ongoing professional development as well as professional competency standards?
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Trying to demonstrate that a shared case management system is an effective tool in helping youth-at-risk progress along the pathway of unemployed - social assistance -  education/training - employment - career development. The case management system would be a central process in enabling the delivery and sustainability  of wrap-around supports services for academic, personal and employment.
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Hello Tim,
Not much in the way of research on this topic...
The government of Canada has adapted a shared case management system and applied cross functionally. I wasn't able to find any sort of outcomes or studies, but it is a starting point that is connected to 50,000 possible employees across a wide variety of functions. You may also want to look at the provincial & municipal governments and the wider public service. 
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Some patients may require or wish to take advantage of the management of their mental health conditions by clinicians via telephone. Is this means of treatment or support effective in helping patients reduce symptoms or avoid relapse?
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Telephonic medical management is embryonic because communication of symptoms is seldom done on accurate basis over telephone. Whether physical or mental, the allopathic therapy depends on symptomatic treament by the medical practitioner. This requires personal /clinical examination , battery of investigative lab tests , diagnosis and treatment. However, in sustained medical treatment, follow-up by telephony is an option that can be exercised on discriminative basis.