Evaluating the Conditions for Better Care Coordination
Assessing how policy design and the power of workers lead to successful care coordination programs in the US and UK
To improve the cost and quality of health and social services, public policymakers have started implementing programs that increase the coordination of care among community-based organizations, clinics and hospitals serving individuals with chronic health conditions. These care coordination programs are complex, and policymakers and researchers often underestimate how trade unions, power dynamics between care providers and different policy designs contribute to the programs’ success or failure. Nikolaus Krachler is collaborating with policymakers and worker representatives to evaluate the impact these factors have on care coordination efforts, with the goal of understanding and highlighting best practices that are sustainable for the workers involved. Through his research, he aims to provide recommendations that will improve community partners’ policies and actions.
- Graduate student: Nikolaus Krachler, industrial and labor relations
- Special committee chair: Virginia Doellgast, Department of International and Comparative Labor
School of Industrial and Labor Relations
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