Document Type

Plan B - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Biology and Microbiology

First Advisor

Greg Heiberger


The rise in multimorbidity among various patient populations has made fragmentation of care an increasingly common issue due to the need for specialized care of each chronic condition and complexity of treatment plans. Implementation of care coordination intervention models has been identified as an essential component in combating this fragmented nature of our current health care system. This is done by providing an organized model of care and improving communication between all parties involved in care and treatment plans. This literature review will begin with a brief discussion on the importance of care coordination and components needed for implementation and evaluation of such intervention models. This review then analyzes a staple model of care coordination and how it has been integrated into current health care settings. The focus of this literature review is to understand what population of patients benefit the most from care coordination and how these frameworks can be integrated into current health care systems. The conclusion of this review discusses the limitations of current studies and offers some insight on how the effectiveness of care coordination can be improved in the future.



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South Dakota State University


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