Disease Management: Does It Work?

Reforming Health Care Issue Brief #4
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
May 30, 2010
Jill Bernstein, Deborah Chollet, and G. Gregory Peterson
Disease management programs seek to control health care costs by focusing on two major drivers: high-cost chronic illness and inpatient hospitalizations for acute conditions. The fourth brief in a new series from Mathematica looks at the research evidence on the effectiveness of disease management programs and the role of disease management in health care reform.