Managing Chronic Disease: What can we learn from the US experience?

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As the UK population ages, growing numbers of patients will need help with managing complex, multiple conditions over sustained periods.

This will pose significant challenges for the NHS, which will face both a large burden of ill-health and vastly increased costs.

This paper looks at evidence from the United States that it is possible for the NHS to improve its management of chronic conditions.

Managing Chronic Disease gives a critical analysis of five managed care organisations across the United States – all among the top performers in the care of people with chronic conditions – and asks what lessons or transferable models might emerge for health care in England.