Online Program

Critical elements of health care coordination for people with physical disabilities

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Lynda Anderson, MA, MPH, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Brian Abery, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Sheryl Larson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
In this presentation we will discuss the extent to which the various components of health care coordination enhances access to health care and improves health outcomes. We employed several different research methodologies to examine care coordination models and outcomes. We used a Participatory Planning and Decision Making process and key informant interviews to identify, classify, and richly describe care management models used in a Special Needs Plan for people with disabilities. We then created a model of the critical components of effective care coordination and used these to develop instruments to measure the elements of care coordination. Surveys were developed to examine care coordination from the perspective of care coordinators and from the perspective of recipients of care coordination. Finally, using a combination of survey research (in person interviews) and analysis of secondary data we examined health care outcomes for individuals with physical disabilities. We will discuss the results of the interview survey and the key elements of care coordination and the relation of critical care coordination elements to health outcomes.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention

Learning Objectives:
Describe the critical elements of health care and how they relate to health outcomes for people with physical disabilities

Keyword(s): Disability, Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the project coordinator and manage the day to day activities of the project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.