Quantifying client need for care in the community: A strategy for managed care

Bevely J. Hays, Linda Sather, Donna Ambler Peters

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Abstract

The Community Health Intensity Rate Scale (CHIRS) is a tool that provides an index of a client's need for care. Emphasis in healthcare has shifted from episodes of illness to covered lives and managed care. CHIRS contains all the elements for holistically determining the intensity of a client's need for care and the environmental, psychosocial, and health behaviors of the client. The CHIRS has been utilized with a variety of community health populations. Each application of CHIRS provided feedback to the researchers for use in revising CHIRS. This article reports the findings of a study which tested the validity and reliability of the refined version of CHIRS. The validity and reliability needed further refinement at the indicator level. The study produced a more practical tool for determining intensity of need for clients in the community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-253
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999

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Quantifying client need for care in the community : A strategy for managed care. / Hays, Bevely J.; Sather, Linda; Peters, Donna Ambler.

In: Public Health Nursing, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.08.1999, p. 246-253.

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Hays, Bevely J. ; Sather, Linda ; Peters, Donna Ambler. / Quantifying client need for care in the community : A strategy for managed care. In: Public Health Nursing. 1999 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 246-253.
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