Patient Self-Management Support Programs

An Evaluation

Published In: AHRQ Publication no. 08-0011, Rockville, MD: Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality, Nov. 2007

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2006

by Marjorie L. Pearson, Soeren Mattke, Rebecca Shaw, M. Susan Ridgely, Shelley H. Wiseman

This report identifies and examines the factors that purchasers and builders of patient self-management support programs should consider when they are deciding on program components. It is based on a literature review and interviews with self-management support experts to identify and evaluate a range of program models and their features. Key findings and recommendations for developing a self-management support program are discussed.

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