Care management is a set of activities intended to improve patient care and reduce the need for medical services by enhancing coordination of care, eliminate duplication, and helping patients and caregivers more effectively manage health conditions. These efforts have demonstrated potential to improve quality and control costs for patients with complex conditions.
It lists the health problems facing a patient such as non transitive illnesses or diseases, physical or mental disorders, injuries suffered by the patient, and anything else that has affected the patient or is currently ongoing with the patient.
The list also usually identifies when an injury or illness occurred or was discovered and when it was resolved. A well-designed medical problem list provides a clear picture of a patient's health problems that require consideration or medical intervention.
The benefits of problem listing include: