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Chronic Disease

Chronic care management facing uphill battleThanks 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.
How precision medicine improves chronic disease management
How precision medicine improves chronic disease managementIf we can accurately understand each patient’s risk for disease, we can create more nuanced preventive care plans and better invest our resources.
The consequences of high out-of-pocket medication costsCost of treatment often forces aging patients on limited incomes to choose between paying for medications or for food and rent.
RN intervention more successful in chronic cases than physician treatment aloneThe shortage of primary care physicians is the main barrier to successful management of chronic disease cases, but specially trained nursing staff can help to lighten the load.
Primary care group visits may be key to boosting patient satisfactionFor primary care physicians struggling to accommodate a heavy patient volume, shared medical appointments may offer a potential solution, according to a recent study.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Rethinking remissionJuvenile 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.
Children’s oral health: prevention and treatmentAlarming 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.
Care guides help physicians manage patients with diabetes, heart disease, study finds
Care guides help physicians manage patients with diabetes, heart disease, study findsCould care guides with no medical background fill the gap in primary care for chronic disease management?
Pharmacists’ impact on public healthIt'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.
Chronic disease: A growing challenge for PCPs
Chronic disease: A growing challenge for PCPsThe growing number of patients with chronic illnesses and conditions is forcing primary care practices to become more creative with the way they treat such patients.