Disease management in Canada: Surmounting barriers to adoption

Christopher R. Gallant, Neil J. MacKinnon, Denise A. Sprague

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Abstract

Abstract: Disease Management (DM) programs are used to optimize economic outcomes and improve patient outcomes. Despite this, relative to the United States, Canadian health care organizations have been slow to adopt them. The objective of this article is to examine the concept of DM programs, the existing evidence to support their use and the barriers to their adoption in Canada. Several solutions aimed at overcoming the barriers to DM in Canada are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-32
Number of pages6
JournalHealthcare Management Forum
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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