The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that publishes The Milbank Quarterly, commissions projects, and convenes state health policy decision makers on issues they identify as important to population health.
We focus on a number of topic areas identified by state health policy leaders as important to population health.
The Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design.
Keep up with news and updates from the Milbank Memorial Fund. Get the latest from thought leaders, including Christopher F. Koller, president of the Fund.
We publish The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to population health.
March 2007 (Volume 85)
March 2007 | Malcolm Battersby, Peter Harvey, P. David Mills, Elizabeth Kalucy, R.G. Pols, Peter A. Frith, Peter McDonald, Adrian Esterman, George Tsourtos, Ronald Donato, Rodney Pearce, Christopher McGowan
SA HealthPlus, one of nine national Australian coordinated care trials, addressed chronic illness care by testing whether coordinated care would improve health outcomes at the cost of usual care. SA HealthPlus compared a generic model of coordinated care for 3,115 intervention patients with the usual care for 1,488 controls. Service coordinators and the behavioral and care-planning approach were new. The health status (SF-36) in six of eight projects improved, and those patients who had been hospitalized in the year immediately preceding the trial were the most likely to save on costs. A mid-trial review found that health benefits from coordinated care depended more on patients’ self-management than the severity of their illness, a factor leading to the Flinders Model of Self-Management Support.
Author(s): Malcolm Battersby; Peter Harvey; P. David Mills; Elizabeth Kalucy; R.G. Pols; Peter A. Frith; Peter McDonald; Adrian Esterman; George Tsourtos; Ronald Donato; Rodney Pearce; Christopher McGowan
Keywords: chronic disease; coordinated care; care plan; self-management; health outcomes
Read on Wiley Online Library
Read on JSTOR
Volume 85, Issue 1 (pages 37–67)
Published in 2007
Rethinking Prevention in Primary Care: Applying the Chronic Care Model to Address Health Risk Behaviors
The Veterans Health Administration: An American Success Story?