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Spokane, Washington 99201


Purpose:

With a growing aging population, the number of persons with chronic conditions continues to escalate and challenges related to chronic care quality, effectiveness and cost remain unresolved.Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) have experienced increasing numbers of patient visits for chronic conditions, and FQHC patients are more likely to have serious chronic conditions when compared to patients being cared for by non-FQHC providers. The Chronic Care Intervention (CCI) combines home visiting with health activation coaching and has resulted in improved health status and reduced expenditures (Preliminary Studies). Implementing the CCI for aging adults with multimorbidity (2 or more chronic conditions) and high baseline acute care utilization, allows us to test and expand the efficacy, external validity and cost effectiveness of the proposed intervention model. The investigators seek to improve patients' and FQHCs' abilities to effectively manage chronic conditions and reduce acute care use. This contribution is significant because it potentially extends our knowledge about effective community partnerships and best practices that can enhance the effectiveness of health homes in providing patient-centered team-based care for patients with multimorbidity and high baseline health care utilization.


Study summary:

With a growing aging population, the number of persons with chronic conditions continues to escalate and challenges related to chronic care quality, effectiveness and cost remain unresolved. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) have experienced increasing numbers of patient visits for chronic conditions, and FQHC patients are more likely to have serious chronic conditions when compared to patients being cared for by non-FQHC providers. Effectively managing multiple chronic conditions is particularly challenging for both patients and health professionals, and costs of care rise as the number of co-morbid conditions increases. FQHCs primarily serve patients with public insurance or those who are uninsured. Consequently, simultaneously controlling costs and improving chronic care is a critical issue for the FQHC system. Two approaches that have been used to improve health status and reduce health care utilization are preventive home visiting and patient activation counseling. Preventive home visiting allows for multidimensional assessment and individualized, patient-centered care, and there is wide agreement that engaging patients to be an active part of the care process is an essential element of the quality of care. This concept is known as "health activation". The Chronic Care Intervention (CCI) combines home visiting with health activation coaching and has resulted in improved health status and reduced expenditures (Preliminary Studies). Implementing the CCI for aging adults with multimorbidity (2 or more chronic conditions) and high baseline acute care utilization, allows us to test and expand the efficacy, external validity and cost effectiveness of the proposed intervention model. The investigators seek to improve patients' and FQHCs' abilities to effectively manage chronic conditions and reduce acute care use. This contribution is significant because it potentially extends our knowledge about effective community partnerships and best practices that can enhance the effectiveness of health homes in providing patient-centered team-based care for patients with multimorbidity and high baseline health care utilization.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - 45 years of age or older, 2 or more chronic conditions, 2 or more emergency department visits or hospital admissions in previous 12 months. Exclusion Criteria: - terminal illness, dementia, case management elsewhere, resident of adult family home, boarding home or skilled nursing facility, homeless.


NCT ID:

NCT02136732


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Cynthia Corbett, Ph.D.
Washington State University College of Nursing


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Spokane, Washington 99201
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 20, 2017

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