Comments of Complex Chronic Disease Taxonomy

5.10. Case Managers/Care Coordinators


MeSH Case management:

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)Year introduced: 1996 .

 Individuals responsible for generating, planning, organizing, and monitoring the provision of services for patients.



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