Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory. Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory : Table 4

02/01/1996

: Table 4

CONTACT PERSON NAME:   David Cherin
ORGANIZATION:   Visiting Nurse Association-Los Angeles
TELEPHONE:   (213) 386-7200
NAME OF STUDY:   Capitated Baseline Demonstration Project for Individuals with End-stage AIDS
PROJECT DIRECTOR/PI:   W. June Simmons
FUNDING SOURCE:   HRSA-Special Projects Of National Significance (SPNS)
PROJECT DATES:   October 1994 - September 1997
RESEARCH QUESTIONS/GOALS:   Objective: To build a capitated model of home care services for those with end-stage HIV/AIDS. Question: Does the continuity of care model produce lower costs, higher quality of life (as rated by patients) and more appropriate use of hospice services than the fee-for-service models?
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF METHODS AND DATA:   The continuity of care model, which includes a hospice trained team of nurses and social workers, will be compared to a more traditional home care model through a randomized experimental/control group study. Researchers will collect data on demographic characteristics, cost and use of services, and quality of life.Data sources: MMIS, monthly phone interviews, and weekly RN visits.
AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS:   Preliminary results in September in 1996.