The Effectiveness of the Nurse Care Coordinator Role on Patient-Reported and Health Service Outcomes: A Systematic Review

This systematic review looked at the effectiveness of nurse care coordinator (CC) roles on patient-reported and health service outcomes. 17 included studies evaluated patient reported outcomes and 29 reported on health service outcomes, however the individual components of nurse CC roles that were evaluated ranged considerably. The results showed the impact of nurse care coordination was inconsistent. The higher quality studies indicated that nurse care coordination roles were more likely to result in improved patient and health service outcomes where they involved frequent, in-person interactions, had ongoing follow-up with monitoring of disease status, and involved transition care and the application of behavior change principles. Read the full article here.
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