Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths annually and account for 75 percent of the nation’s health spending, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, most chronic diseases can be prevented and/or managed.

The featured Innovations describe three programs designed to prevent and/or manage chronic diseases and improve clinical outcomes.

The featured QualityTools provide clinicians and patients with practical guidance on ways to prevent and/or manage chronic diseases, including asthma and diabetes.

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