Although care delivery models in rural and urban/suburban areas are distinct, by virtue of geographic density and resource availability, each locale affords lessons for the other.
Chronic Care Management
Patients with chronic illness require disease management and other services. Improving chronic care can help reduce costs and boost quality of life. What can we do to provide the best care and the best outcomes for people with chronic illness?
Insights Report by Bob Wertz
The obesity problem is getting larger and larger. Some solutions lie beyond the traditional medical setting.
Convening a Digitally Enabled Ecosystem to Address the Chronic Disease Burden of an Underserved Community
Article by Lynda Chin, Joseph B. McCormick & Raymond S. Greenberg
Disrupted by technologies, health care needs ecosystem-based solutions for integration and equitable access.
Case Study by Sohera N. Syeda, Emma Trucks & Kristine Sears
A nurse-directed intervention targeting veterans who had been hospitalized for COPD resulted in improved access to ambulatory care and a reduced rate of readmissions.
Patients hold responsibility for their actions, but providers’ approaches to address obesity often fall short as well.
Article by Archita Sood, Carin van Zyl, Michael Hochman & Sachin H. Jain
Restoring focus to palliative care through a train-the-trainer model for non-palliative care physicians.
Six percent of surgical patients who are opioid naïve become new chronic opioid users. To combat this statistic, one group in Michigan is changing surgical care and pain care practices across the state.
Article by Lisa Rosenbaum
We would be remiss if we didn’t constantly and exactingly focus on addressing all of medicine’s shortcomings. But how to balance fixing what’s wrong with holding on to all that’s right?
How do clinicians work with patients who won’t follow their recommendations?