Chronic illness management: what is the role of primary care?.

@article{Rothman2003ChronicIM,
  title={Chronic illness management: what is the role of primary care?.},
  author={Arlyss Anderson Rothman and Edward H. Wagner},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={138 3},
  pages={
          256-61
        }
}
An estimated 99 million Americans live with a chronic illness (1). Through improved knowledge and treatment, people with chronic diseases are living longer. Meeting the needs of this population is one of the major challenges facing the U.S. health care system today and in the future. This challenge is made more difficult because most chronic illnesses increase in prevalence and severity in old age, and treatment includes advance care planning and management of many comorbid conditions. A… CONTINUE READING
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