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The first annual American Health Consultants/Case Management Society of America Case Management Caseload Survey was distributed in the December 2000 issues of several American Health Consultants newsletters, including Case Management Advisor. In addition, the survey tool was available on-line at www.ahcpub.com and www.cmsa.org through mid-January 2001.
A total of 522 case managers representing a wide range of practice settings responded either on-line or by fax. The largest response rate came from acute care case managers who composed 36.5% of the total respondents, compared to home health case managers, who composed less than 2% of the total.
Here are some other characteristics of case managers represented in the data set:
We will continue to analyze the survey results and ask industry experts to help you understand their significance in the "Professional Development" section of the newsletter. An executive summary of the entire data set will be available on-line at the end of March. To find the executive summary, visit www.ahcpub.com or www.cmsa.org. In addition, a white paper analyzing the data set by practice setting will be released in June 2001.