Co-Management refers to a specialist and primary care clinician collaborating on the care of a patient with complex conditions. This means that the primary care clinicians and specialists have a standard way of communicating and develop a shared plan of care. This plan is also shared with the person in their care with the chronic condition.
For a person who has sickle cell disease this co-management would involve their primary care clinician and their sickle cell specialist. We encourage primary care clinicians to utilize the treatment algorithms, and we encourage both the primary care clinician and sickle cell specialist to communicate routinely in order to promote quality care.