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The Diversity of Case Management Models

Huber, Diane L. PhD, RN, FAAN, CNAA


Case management is experiencing rapid growth and evolutionary transition. This article explores the diversity and richness of case management models found in practice. Interdisciplinary communication in case management programs can be facilitated by an awareness of discipline-specific definitions and models. A categorization of models is described as a device to stimulate multidisciplinary case management collaboration.

Diane L. Huber, PhD, RN, FAAN, CNAA, is an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, teaching and doing research in case management and nursing administration. Professor Huber is a nationally recognized speaker, academic, and consultant in nursing administration and case management. She is the author of Leadership and Nursing Care Management, (2nd edition, Saunders). Dr. Huber also is the Associate Editor of Outcomes Management. She has an extensive record of publications, presentations, funded research, and curriculum activities.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Diane L. Huber, 304 Olde Hickory Ridge, Coralville, IA 52241-1120 (e-mail:

Originally published in Lippincott’s Case Management, 5(6), 248–255.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.