The Case Management Model: an innovative approach to the delivery of patient care

J Adv Nurs. 1992 Oct;17(10):1188-94. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1992.tb01834.x.


Because of trends in the health care environment, hospitals are restructuring to innovative patient care delivery systems. The Case Management Model, with its emphasis on quality patient care and cost containment, is gaining widespread recognition throughout Canada and the United States. In this paper, the Case Management Model is described in relation to nursing practice.

MeSH terms

  • Cost Control
  • Economics, Nursing
  • Humans
  • Models, Nursing*
  • Nursing Care / organization & administration
  • Nursing Care / standards*
  • Nursing Records
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Patient Care Planning / organization & administration
  • Patient Care Planning / standards*
  • Quality of Health Care