Thursday, March 11, 2010

RWJF Reports that the U.S. Health System is not Meeting the Needs of People Living with Chronic Conditions

"Chronic Care: Making the Case for Ongoing Care," a 2010 update of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2002 chartbook, examines the impact of chronic conditions on individuals and their caregivers, as well as the inadequacies of the U.S. health care system to meet their needs.

The data highlight the current problems encountered by people living with chronic health conditions. Most significantly, “care provided in the current acute, episodic model is not meeting the needs of people with chronic conditions and often leads to poor outcomes for patients with chronic conditions,” writes Gerard Anderson, Ph.D., author of the chartbook and former director of RWJF’s national program Partnership for Solutions: Better Lives for People With Chronic Conditions.

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(c) RWJF 2010

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