Benefits of using CDM Quality Care

 

ADOPTION OF THE CDM QUALITY CARE APPROACH TO COPD WILL ALLOW YOU TO:

  • Identify the discrepancy between recommended guidelines and the care provided (gaps in care) to COPD patients who show up in the ER and/or who are admitted to the hospital.
  • Recognize the impact of the disease on patients and their families, as well as the challenges it creates for the institution to provide a standard of care that is consistent with the evidence and recommended guidelines.
  • Implement, in partnership with your patient, a comprehensive management plan with appropriate resources and specific tools that will help health care professionals and the institution to achieve a high quality standard of care.
  • Evaluate the impact of the program on different outcomes:

    • health professional's practice, such as the prescription of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments;
    • patient's self-management of his or her disease and improvements to their health;
    • optimal use of health care resources that may include a reduction in the frequency of hospital admissions and length of stay.
  • Maintain: Introduce a process and provide access to tools designed to help reassess and adjust disease management plans and that will encourage wellness versus illness, in partnership with the patient and the institution.

 

Added value

For the patient

To have access to a team of health care professionals trained in the chronic disease management of COPD (hospital and community) that will help them to acquire the self-management skills needed to better manage their disease on a day-to-day basis, and ultimately to improve their quality of life and minimize their visits to both the emergency room and hospital admissions.

For my institution

To help my institution consistently provide a high standard of care specific to patients with chronic diseases, such as COPD, by implementing a system which will optimize resources and reduce work overloads, including the frequency of emergency room visits, hospital admissions and length of stay.

For me as a health care professional

To help me identify the gaps in the chronic management of my COPD patients, to have access to resources and tools that will help me provide a high standard of care (in terms of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments) to my COPD patients and to develop an individualized management plan based on a chronic care approach, in partnership with my patient and the resources in the community, including primary care.

The CDM Quality Care means added value for patients, institutions, health care professionals and the community alike.