Thanks in part to the growing prevalence of chronic disease among American adults, more and more commercial health plans are introducing chronic care management programs. However, the effectiveness of these programs has been hindered by limited patient engagement and the reluctance of doctors to change the way they practice, according to a recent study.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) refers to a heterogenous group of all forms of chronic arthritis in childhood with no apparent cause that begins prior to age 16 years and lasts for more than 6 weeks.
Alarming rates of pediatric dental caries and spotty access to dental professionals are driving basic dental care into the pediatrician’s domain. Take a look at a video and listen to a podcast also included in this article.
It's cheaper to prevent chronic diseases than to treat them. Through promotion of health literacy, medication adherence, health screenings, and tertiary care, pharmacist can have a real impact on public health.