Programme no. 205-WS
Improving the Delivery of Primary Care through Risk Stratification
K Kinder*1, Troels Kristensen*2, Chad Abrams*3
1Bloomberg School of Public Health,Johns Hopkins University,Nidderau,Germany, 2Syddansk University,Odense,Denmark, 3Bloomberg School of Public Health,Johns Hopkins University,Baltimore, Maryland,United States
* = Presenting author
Objectives: The aim of this workshop is to provide an insight into how information gained through applications of risk stratification in the primary health care sector, from integrated care networks to primary care clinics and finally at the individual clinician level can improve the delivery of primary care.
As has been demonstrated in both public and private healthcare systems around the globe, risk stratification contributes to improved clinical management of populations. This includes the ability to:
- Predict high-risk individuals for inclusion in population health management, pharmacy management, and disease management programs
- Identify individuals at risk of hospitalization and re-hospitalization
- Identify patients whose pharmacy expenditures are greater than what is predicted based upon their morbidity profile alone
- Identify those at risk of uncoordinated care
The workshop will open with an introductory presentation on the numerous applications of risk stratification within the integrated and primary care sectors. The workshop will then focus on individual sessions based on three applications:
- Case Management
- Improving Coordination
- Pharmaceutical Management
Method: Each session will be comprised of presentations illustrating real world case-mix applications. The workshop would conclude with a plenary session which would summarize the take home messages of the three sessions.
Other considerations: The participants will experience first-hand how to apply risk stratification methods to clinical management decisions.