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Multiple Chronic Conditions: Policy Changes & Patient Needs

Multiple Chronic Conditions: Policy Changes & Patient Needs

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June 13, 2013 webinar presentation
June 13, 2013 webinar presentation

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Published by: Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease on Jun 14, 2013
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Multiple Chronic Conditions
Policy Changes & Patient Needs
Ken Thorpe, Ph.D.
Professor Health Policy and Chairman PFCD 
 You cannot manage health care costswithout managing chronic disease
Key Drivers of Rising Health CareSpending
Doubling of obesity since the mid-1980saccounts for 10% of the rise in spending
Lack of effective care coordination in manyprivate plans and Medicaid. No carecoordination so far in traditional Medicare
Low rates of disease detection for someconditions (diabetes only 72% of total diabetesis diagnosed and treated)

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