Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory. Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory : Table 42


: Table 42

CONTACT PERSON NAME:   Jennifer Elston Lafata
ORGANIZATION:   Center for Health Systems Studies, Henry Ford Health System
TELEPHONE:   (313) 874-5480
NAME OF STUDY:   Evaluation and Replication of Metro Medical Group’s Managed Care College
PROJECT DIRECTOR/PI:   Jennifer Elston Lafata and John Wisniewski, MD
FUNDING SOURCE:   RWJ Chronic Care Initiatives in HMOs
PROJECT DATES:   September 1, 1994 - August 31, 1997
RESEARCH QUESTIONS/GOALS:   Did the Managed Care College, a continuing medical education program, change the knowledge, attitudes, behavior and professional satisfaction, of participating physicians? Did it affect patient outcomes? The Managed Care College has a clinical track that is focused on developing guidelines for adult asthma and diabetes.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF METHODS AND DATA:   Randomized pre-post study design. Knowledge, attitude, and professional satisfaction changes will be measured by written surveys administered before and after the course. Behavior changes will be measured through surveys and encounter level data. Patient outcomes will be measured through medical record review.
AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS:   Will have preliminary results on knowledge, attitudes and professional satisfaction by mid-fall 1996.