Disease Management: Does It Work?

Disease Management: Does It Work?

Reforming Health Care Issue Brief #4
Published: May 30, 2010
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research

Jill Bernstein

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.

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