Journal of Social Service Research
Coordinated care network is an approach to human service delivery that is recognized to improve client outcomes at a reduced cost. However, general mixed findings on the effectiveness of coordinated care networks warrant research contextualization. This article seeks to discover factors influencing the performance of a coordinated care network delivering social services to veterans and their families. The study provides a contextual analysis of a coordinated care network launched in 2016 in southeastern Virginia for two samples of 1,512 and 375 veterans and their families. Results of the regression analyses indicate that initial progress has been made both in efficiency measured as the amount of days a client’s case is open and effectiveness measured as the recorded outcome of a client’s case. However, performance was affected by both client’s characteristics and types of services requested. Therefore, performance was not uniform across the network of providers. Further, indicators could be enhanced to better capture areas of the network needing improvement. Future research may consider adding performance measures and track it over time and across contextual attributes to confirm the effectiveness and efficiency performance of a coordinated care network.
0000-0001-5431-9314 (Saitgalina), 0000-0003-1723-4156 (Council)
Original Publication Citation
Saitgalina, M., & Council, D. (2020). Contextualizing performance of coordinated care network of veteran services in Virginia. Journal of Social Service Research, 46(3), 299-312. https://doi.org/10.1080/01488376.2018.1560386
Saitgalina, Marina and Council, Donta, "Contextualizing Performance of Coordinated Care Network of Veteran Services in Virginia" (2020). School of Public Service Faculty Publications. 50.