Telephone-supported care coordination in an Australian veterans population: A randomized controlled trial

Wootton, Richard, Gramotnev, Helen and Hailey, David (2009) Telephone-supported care coordination in an Australian veterans population: A randomized controlled trial. Journal Telemedicine and Telecare, 16 2: 57-62. doi:10.1258/jtt.2009.090408


Author Wootton, Richard
Gramotnev, Helen
Hailey, David
Title Telephone-supported care coordination in an Australian veterans population: A randomized controlled trial
Journal name Journal Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
1758-1109
Publication date 2009-12-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1258/jtt.2009.090408
Volume 16
Issue 2
Start page 57
End page 62
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract An evaluation was undertaken on the effectiveness and efficiency of care coordination in delivering health services to Australian veterans with chronic or complex medical conditions requiring multidisciplinary care and who had moderate to high care needs. The veterans participated in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) supported by the Department of Veterans' Affairs. For evaluation of the RCT, information on cost of care and quality of life (QOL) was collected before the commencement of coordinated care and at follow-up after 12 months. Of 525 veterans who were recruited, 481 were surveyed at baseline (243 in the intervention group and 238 controls). At follow-up, 421 were surveyed (213 intervention and 208 controls). There were no significant differences between the coordinated care and control groups of veterans in costs of care or in QOL measurements using the SF-12 Health Survey and the EuroQol Group EQ-5D. These findings are consistent with those reported in earlier studies which suggest that benefits from care coordination programmes may take some time to emerge.
Keyword Chronic heart-failure
Elderly veterans
Management
Care coordination
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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