Meeting the Challenge of Chronic Illness

Meeting the Challenge of Chronic Illness

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This volume examines current deficiencies in chronic illness care and explores ways to improve it. Addressing the challenges of shifting from the primacy of acute illnesses to the predominance of chronic conditions, the authors identify the components necessary to reorganize and reform health care: properly prepared health care workers; involved patients and families; appropriate use of new technologies, especially information systems; an appropriate role for prevention; and the creation of funding approaches that will provide necessary incentives.The mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, recently announced his aquot;Fit City Madisonaquot; plan. This citywide effort includes regular fitness events with the mayor, a partnership with restaurants to develop standards for healthy menu items, and weight-lossanbsp;...

Title:Meeting the Challenge of Chronic Illness
Author: Robert L. Kane, Reinhard Priester, Annette M. Totten
Publisher:JHU Press - 2005-11-16

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