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By means of a retrospective chart review, the authors explore the findings of a program unique to the Veterans Health Administration. The processes and algorithm of this program serve as the foundation of a rehabilitation program for traumatic brain injury. The authors conclude that this process could be used in other settings as a structured interdisciplinary care.

Purpose of Activity

To review the findings of a study focused on increasing causal documentation of avoidable days/delays (ADs) by hospital case managers.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify implications of improved AD tracking for case management practice.
  2. Discuss the study's purpose, methodology, and limitations.
  3. Discern case manager opinions about AD documentation.
Price: $12.95


  • CCMC 1.0 CH

This Continuing Education (CE) activity is provided by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and has been preapproved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) for 1.0 CE contact hours.

Professions: Case Manager
Test Code: PCM0317B
Published: Mar/Apr 2017
Expires: 3/1/2019
Passing Score: 14/20 (70%)
Authors: Leah N. Shelerud, MSN, RN, CCM, CRRN; Jana L. Esden, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC
Specialties: Case Management, Management