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Chronic Disease Management

What is Chronic Disease?

  • An illness that is prolonged in duration
  • Does not often resolve spontaneously
  • Rarely cured completely
  • Complex and varied in terms of nature, cause and the extent of their impact on the community
  • Some contribute largely to premature death, others contribute more to disability

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Chronic Disease Management is:

  • Patient focused
  • Continuous and provides consistent care
  • Planned and proactive care
  • Intended to keep people as well as possible
  • Coordinated using team based approaches
  • Evidence based 
  • Support for self management
  • Monitored with regular reviews and follow ups

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