Confronting The Growing Burden Of Chronic Disease: Can The U.S. Health Care Workforce Do The Job?

Authors, Primary Bodenheimer,Thomas;Chen,Ellen;Bennett,Heather D.
Title Primary Confronting The Growing Burden Of Chronic Disease: Can The U.S. Health Care Workforce Do The Job?
Periodical Full Health Affairs
Pub Year 2009
Volume 28
issue 1
Start Page 64-74
Abstract The U.S. chronic illness burden is increasing and is felt more strongly in minority and low-income populations: in 2005, 133 million Americans had at least one chronic condition. Prevention and management of chronic disease are best performed by multidisciplinary teams in primary care and public health. However, the future health care work-force is not projected to include an appropriate mix of personnel capable of staffing such teams. To prepare for the growing chronic disease burden, a larger interdisciplinary primary care workforce is needed, and payment for primary care should reward practices that incorporate multidisciplinary teams.
Publisher Project Hope
Place of Publication Millwood, VA
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Care Coordination;Primary Care Workforce Issues
Special Population(s) Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions
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