Journal article

Coaching Patients Saves Lives and Money

Joshua Byrnes, Thomas Elliott, Margarite J Vale, Michael V Jelinek, Paul Scuffham

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Coaching On Achieving Cardiovascular Health (COACH) Program has been proven to improve biomedical and lifestyle cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term impact of The COACH Program on overall survival, hospital utilization, and costs from the perspective of a private health insurer (payor), in patients with CVD. METHODS: A prospective parallel-group case-control study design with controls randomly matched to patients based on propensity score. There were 512 participants with CVD engaged in a structured disease management program of 6 months duration (The COACH Program) who were matched to 512 patients with CVD who w..

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