Chronic condition care teams: Smaller could be better

Could smaller be better? That's the question put forward by Harvard Business Review, which suggests that smaller care teams can successfully treat populations with chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure (CHF). Essentia Health in Minnesota successfuly treated a population of 2,500 CHF patients with a team of 14 nurses and nurse practitioners. But the article also notes that such smaller care teams often go overlooked because of the mindset in healthcare that the truly disruptive care innovations must be "big" in order to accomplish something of significance. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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