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Chart of the Week: What Is the Most Critical Attribute of High-Risk Patients?
This Week's Challenge: High utilization of healthcare services, followed by social determinants and comorbidities, are the most critical attributes that healthcare organizations consider when stratifying high-risk patients, according to the newly released 2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Stratifying High-Risk Patients. The survey also identified six other stratification attributes.
Susan Lehrer, RN, BSN, CDE, associate executive director of NYCHHCs telehealth office, describes the work environment of care managers in the House Calls program, a blend of telehealth and telephonic case management for patients with diabetes, and comments on case load assignments.
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