Guided Care

A New Nurse-Physician Partnership in Chronic Care

Chad Boult, MD, MPH (Editor)
Jean Giddens, PhD, RN
Katherine Frey, MPH
Lisa Reider, MHS
Tracy Novak, MHS


Pub. Date: 2/2009

240 pp., Hardcover

ISBN-13: 9780826144119



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Winner of the 2009 Medical Economics Award!

"Boult and his colleagues . . . . have crafted a team model that builds upon the unique strengths of nurses and primary care physicians coupled with effective communication and implementation of evidence-based care. This represents a great advance over business as usual."
--David B. Reuben, MD
Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Chief, Division of Geriatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Guided Care is an exciting, new team model used to provide medical care to clients with chronic conditions. This model involves adding a Guided Care nurse to the primary care practice team. It is also the most efficient, cost-effective way to respond to the needs of patients.

This book provides physicians, nurses, administrators, and leaders of health care organizations with step-by-step guidance on adopting Guided Care Nursing into their practice.

Featured Highlights:

  • Evaluating the primary care pratice's readiness to adopt Guided Care
  • Preparing for adoption
  • Integrating Guided Care into existing practices
  • Hiring nurses for the primary care team
  • Assuring financial viability
  • Comparing Guided Care with other models

The future of primary care, and the quality of care for adults with chronic conditions, depends on finding approaches to improve efficiency and effectiveness. This book demonstrates that Guided Care yields the best outcomes for patients and for primary care at large.