Legal Tips
Provided by Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD, ANP

What is the difference between case management and disease management?

Case management targets high-risk patients--those who, because of diverse combinations of health, social and functional problems, are likely to need hospitalization. Disease management targets patients who have one major diagnosis and who, because of their major diagnosis, have a relatively standard set of needs.

These tips are excerpted from The Gold Sheet, a newsletter addresses malpractice avoidance and quality for NPs, published monthly by the Law Office of Carolyn Buppert.

Subscriptions: $30 per year (12 issues), mailed first class. To receive The Gold Sheet every month, mail your name, address and a check for $30 to Law Offices of Carolyn Buppert, 1419 Forest Drive, Suite 205, Annapolis, MD 21403.

Updated October 17, 2000


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