Accession Number : ADA364106
Title : Chronic Disease Management in Family Practice: Clinical Note.
Descriptive Note : Summary rept.
Corporate Author : COLORADO SPRINGS OSTEOPATHIC FOUNDATIONAND FAMILY MEDICINE CENTER CO
Personal Author(s) : Dickerman, Joel L.
Report Date : MAR 1998
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : Chronic disease management is the process of evaluating and treating a medical condition or disease state which can not be readily cured so as to minimize it's negative impact on the individual. Examples of chronic disease management include the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, and asthma. In the management of these diseases, the goal of treatment is not to simply try to maintain an ideal blood pressure or blood sugar. but to reduce the risk of early mortality and morbidity associated with these disease states and to keep the individual as functional as possible. To do so, the treating physician must periodically evaluate the patient to assess his or her functional status and end-organ status as well as review co-morbid conditions and risk factors which might contribute to the progression of the patient's disease state. The following paper is a discussion of chronic disease management in the family practice selling. This paper discusses chronic disease management in the family practice selling.
Descriptors : *CLINICAL MEDICINE , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *OSTEOPOROSIS , RISK , MEDICINE , PATIENTS , PHYSICIANS , MORTALITY RATE , DIABETES , ASTHMA , BLOOD PRESSURE , HYPERTENSION , BLOOD CHEMISTRY.
Subject Categories : PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS
MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE