By Cheryl Schraeder, Paul S. Shelton

Breakthroughs in clinical technological know-how and expertise, mixed with shifts in way of life and demographics, have led to a speedy upward thrust within the variety of contributors dwelling with a number of continual health problems.  Comprehensive Care Coordination for Chronically ailing Adults provides thorough demographics in this growing to be region, describes versions for switch, studies present literature and examines a variety of outcomes.

Comprehensive Care Coordination for Chronically sick Adults is split into parts.  the 1st offers thorough dialogue and history on theoretical options of care, together with a whole profile of present demographics and chapters on present types of care, intervention parts, review equipment, well-being details know-how, financing, and teaching an interdisciplinary team.  the second one a part of the publication makes use of a number of case reviews from a number of settings to demonstrate profitable finished care coordination in perform.  Nurse, medical professional and social paintings leaders in neighborhood healthiness, fundamental care, schooling and learn, and wellbeing and fitness coverage makers will locate this booklet crucial between assets to enhance take care of the chronically ill.

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It has been acknowledged and acclaimed by medical experts and policy makers that our health care system is dysfunctional and for all purposes, broken. Almost all agree that changes are necessary, especially when it comes to financing and delivering medical care for individuals with chronic illnesses. In the proceeding chapters we present information that addresses the current state of chronic illness care, and we offer evidence-based suggestions that have the potential to positively impact care management and address the issues of fragmentation and care coordination for the chronically ill.

Five years ago, Rose was diagnosed with hypertension following an episode of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). While hospitalized for the AMI, Rose was placed on a higher dosage and schedule of insulin. As a result, Rose suffered hypoglycemia, further complicating her cardiac condition and prolonging her hospital stay. Rose sees a primary care physician, urologist, cardiologist, endocrinologist, certified diabetes educator, and psychiatrist. Rose’s daughter and grandchildren provide most of her care including taking her to provider appointments.

Boult, C. (2005) Moving beyond round pegs and square holes: restructuring Medicare to improve care. Annals of Internal Medicine, 143, 439–445. G. (2008). The financial burden of overweight and obesity among elderly Americans: the dynamics of weight, longevity, and health care costs. Health Services Research, 43, 849–868. P1: KAE/UKS BLBS085-02 P2: KAE BLBS085-Schraeder June 28, 2011 11:37 Trim: 244mm×172mm Chapter 2 Overview Cheryl Schraeder, Paul Shelton, Linda Fahey, Krista L. Jones, and Carrie Berger Introduction As a result of scientific advances and public health initiatives implemented over the past century, American longevity has increased by three decades (Centers for Disease Control [CDC] 2007).

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