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Accountable care and evidence-based decision making

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posted on 2024-06-06, 12:09 authored by N Wickramasinghe, S Goldberg
In today’s cost challenged healthcare environment accountable care and evidence-based decision making have become important considerations. Contemporaneous to this is the fact that the superior management of diabetes has become a global priority especially given the exponential increase in the number of diabetes patients as well as the financial implications of treating this silent epidemic. Thus, this research focuses on trying to address these respective yet critical issues by examining the possibility of using a mobile web-based reporting system that taps into existing widely available resources to monitor and manage gestational diabetes. To test this solution, we adopted a randomized control trial with two-arm cross over applied to a not-for profit hospital in Victoria, Australia. From the perspective of practice, we have uncovered far reaching implications for hospital management’s cost vs. quality care to patients. In particular, it appears that the adoption of smartphones to support many aspects of care and patient-clinician interactions is prudent.

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Pagination

360-369

ISBN-13

9781522539285

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B2 Book chapter in non-commercially published book

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey, Pa.

Title of book

Health care delivery and clinical science: concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications

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