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In a randomized trial, a community health worker intervention reduced hospitalization and improved outcomes in uninsured or publicly insured patients with multiple chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and smoking. Community health workers can improve health and lower costs, and provide a scalable strategy to improve population health.
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community health worker, chronic disease, healthcare, RCT
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Kangovi S., Mitra N., Grande D., Huo H., Smith R.A., and Long J.A. (2017), Community Health Worker Support for Disadvantaged Patients with Multiple Chronic Diseases: a Randomized Clinical Trial, American Journal of Public Health. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303985
Date Posted: 31 October 2017