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Case management reduced hospital admission in caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease
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QUESTION: In caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease (AD), does case management with added community care benefits reduce healthcare resource use and Medicare payments?

Design

Subgroup analysis of a randomised {allocation concealed*}, unblinded*, controlled trial with up to 3 years of follow up (Medicare Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration and Evaluation [MADDE]).

Setting

Illinois, USA.

Patients

412 caregivers (mean age 75 y, 64% women) who were eligible for Medicare Part A and B, cared for a person who was enrolled in the MADDE study for ≥30 days before placement in a nursing home, and were not enrolled …

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