Understanding the economics of succeeding in disease management

Manag Care Interface. 1999 Apr;12(4):98-100, 102-4.


If implemented with the proper resource commitment, disease management can have a significant effect on the health of an organization's patient population. However, it is unlikely that even the noblest of strategic initiatives will survive long without a compelling business imperative. After analyzing the business case, many organizations have committed large amounts of resources to building disease management programs. Yet these issues are still being formulated. The author discusses five issues that are key to understanding the economics of disease management.

MeSH terms

  • Disease Management*
  • Efficiency, Organizational
  • Financial Management
  • Health Care Rationing / economics*
  • Investments
  • Managed Care Programs / economics
  • Managed Care Programs / organization & administration*
  • Managed Care Programs / standards
  • Physician Incentive Plans
  • Program Development
  • United States