Journal article

Effects of non-medical health coaching on multimorbid patients in primary care: a difference-in-differences analysis

Vishalie Shah, Jonathan Stokes, Matt Sutton

BMC Health Services Research | BioMed Central | Published : 2019


Background Health systems, globally, are attempting to strengthen primary care to promote a population-health management approach to care provision, incentivising prevention and self-management. This paper evaluates the "Enhanced Primary Care" model implemented in a geographical region in England. Enhanced Primary Care introduces a new non-medical role, health coaches, to the traditional primary care team to provide additional support for patients with chronic conditions. We evaluate effects of health coaching on patient outcomes using a quasi-experiment. Methods We estimate the programme’s effects on health status (EQ-5D-5L, physical functioning, psychological wellbeing, and resilience), h..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The SELFIE (Sustainable intEgrated care modeLs for multi-morbidity: delivery, FInancing and performancE) project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 634288. The content of this work reflects only the SELFIE groups' views and the European Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained herein. The funding body had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and in the writing of the manuscript.