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Tracking the Care of Patients with Severe Chronic Illness - The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care 2008

Wennberg, John E. and Fisher, Elliott S. and Goodman, David C. and Skinner, Jonathan S. (2008) Tracking the Care of Patients with Severe Chronic Illness - The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care 2008. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    In 2001 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued Crossing the Quality Chasm, a report that sent a wake-up call to patients, providers, and policy makers about the poor quality of American health care. The IOM argued that one of the central drivers of poor quality has been the unsystematic and fragmentary nature of our health care delivery system. Nowhere are the system’s failings more apparent than in the care of the chronically ill. More than 90 million Americans live with at least one chronic illness, and seven out of ten Americans die from chronic disease. Among the Medicare population, the toll is even greater: about nine out of ten deaths are associated with just nine chronic illnesses, including congestive heart failure, chronic lung disease, cancer, coronary artery disease, renal failure, peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, chronic liver disease, and dementia.


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    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: the chronically ill; chronic illness; chronic disease; Treating chronic disease; unwarranted variation; Medicare payment system
    Subjects: Health
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    Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2008
    Last Modified: 12 Apr 2011 10:50
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/981

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