Mutual for Safety CChC
Chile
Americas

Care model for chronically ill patients

Implementation year
2018

Chile’s Mutual for Safety CChC (Mutual de Seguridad CChC) has formed a multidisciplinary team to develop and implement a care model for its patients with sequelae. Tailored to the needs of chronically ill patients, the model allows appropriate monitoring of related risks with a view to preventing bio-psychosocial complications that can affect how such patients maintain their residual capacity in the long term.

The model was introduced in 2018 in two formats: a home care model, consisting of health care at home,[1] based on an assessment of the patient-family unit on the ground, as well as an outpatient model, with clinical monitoring through the Mutual for Safety CChC Hospital as well as psychosocial care geared towards social inclusion and creating links with support networks.

Both formats are directly linked to the Mutual for Safety CChC’s Model of Integrated Health Care (Modelo de Atención Integral en Salud – MAIS), which considers the multidimensional nature of the problem and the need to maintain links with the outside environment. It adopts a comprehensive treatment perspective, in which medical and psychosocial aspects converge continuously from the outset and throughout the process.

 

[1] From doctors, nurses and social workers.

Topic:
Health
Disability
Occupational accidents and diseases
Social assistance