The Flinn Foundation Hospital-based Coordinated Care case management demonstration was designed to help patients discharged from six participating hospitals be linked to community services by a case manager. One unexpected result was that about half of the clients served were referred from the community, not from the hospital. We examine the characteristics of hospital-based case management clients, the predictors of their continuation in case management, and their health status over 1 year, focusing on the differences between hospital- and community-referred clients.
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1Funding for this research was provided by the Flinn Foundation in Phoenix, AZ. We are indebted to those hospitals and their staff who participated in this demonstration. Research assistant professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724. Associate professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Tempe. ••Professor, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. 'Associate professor, School of Health Administration and Policy, College of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe.
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