Disease Management (health)
Disease management is defined as "a system of coordinated healthcare interventions and communications for populations with conditions in which patient self-care efforts are significant."
For people who can access health care practitioners or peer support it is the process whereby persons with long-term conditions (and often family/friend/carer) share knowledge, responsibility and care plans with healthcare practitioners and/or peers. To be effective it requires whole system implementation with community social support networks, a range of satisfying occupations and activities relevant to the context, clinical professionals willing to act as partners or coaches and on-line resources which are verified and relevant to the country and context. Knowledge sharing, knowledge building and a learning community are integral to the concept of disease management. It is a population health strategy as well as an approach to personal health. It may reduce healthcare costs and/or improve quality of life for individuals by preventing or minimizing the effects of disease, usually a chronic condition, through knowledge, skills, enabling a sense of control over life (despite symptoms of disease) and integrative care.
Other articles related to "disease":
... Studies that have reviewed other studies on the effectiveness of diseasemanagement include the following A 2004 Congressional Budget Office analysis ... The report caused the diseasemanagement industry to "scrambl to build a better business case for their services" ... A 2005 review of 44 studies on diseasemanagement found a positive return on investment (ROI) for congestive heart failure and multiple diseaseconditions, but inconclusive ...