Chronic Disease Management in Family Practice: Clinical Note.
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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 its 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 patients 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.
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