Using network analysis to study care-coordination system for children with complex-chronic conditions

Savithri Nageswaran, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Children with complex chronic conditions (CCC) receive care from diverse medical, educational and social service providers through various agencies for a prolonged period of time. Coordination of care between providers serving these children is lacking in most communities, resulting in gaps and inefficiencies in care. Very little information exists on how agencies collaborate to provide care for children with CCC. We used Social Network Analysis to evaluate the extent of collaboration that currently exists among agencies that serve children with CCC and to identify factors that improve collaborative relationships between agencies that serve children with CCC.
April, 18 2011 | 12:30 - 2:00 |

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