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Poor Care Coordination Raises Chronic Disease Costs by $4500

Article in Health IT Analytics, May 18, 2015 – Insufficient patient care coordination can increase the average costs of chronic disease management by more than $4500 over three years, finds a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, while failing to provide patients with a higher chance of adherence to recommended protocols. Patients who received services from a higher number of providers, a situation known as fragmentation of care, were more likely to experience gaps in treatment that led to undesirable events such as preventable hospital admissions…

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