Definition of Case Management as adopted by CMASA

"Case Management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facillitation, care and rehabilitation co-ordination, evaluation and advocacy for appropriate options and services; balancing the interests of the client, the funder, the employer hospital and rehabilitation providers."

The result of these interventions enables the Case Manager to meet an individual's and family's comprehensive health needs through communication with available resources whilst promoting quality and cost effective outcomes.

Other Definitions of Case Management

Case Management Society of Australia:

"Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s holistic needs through communication and available resources to promote quality cost-effective outcomes.

The definition of case management notes the focus upon the meeting of a client’s health needs. Within the Australian context, case management can be placed within a social model of health. This framework allows for the client and case manager to work on the various aspects of the client’s life that influence the client’s health."

The Free Medical Dictionary:

  1. an approach to health care delivery that focuses on the complex needs of the patient and emphasizes the coordination and prioritization of all needed services. See also case manager.
  2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as coordinating care and advocating for specified individuals and patient populations across settings to reduce cost, reduce resource use, improve quality of health care, and achieve desired outcomes.

Wikipedia:

"Medical case management is a collaborative process that facilitates recommended treatment plans to assure the appropriate medical care is provided to disabled, ill or injured individuals.
It refers to the planning and coordination of health care services appropriate to achieve the goal of medical rehabilitation. Medical case management may include, but is not limited to, care assessment, including personal interview with the injured employee, and assistance in developing, implementing and coordinating a medical care plan with health careproviders, as well as the employee and his/her family and evaluation of treatment results.
Medical case management requires the evaluation of a medical condition, developing and implementing a plan of care, coordinating medical resources, communicated healthcare needs to the individual, monitors an individual’s progress and promotes cost-effective care."

 

Definition of Case Management (CMSA.ORG)

"Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes."

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