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What's New | July 21, 2010

Chronic Disease Management Chronic Disease Management
Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths annually and account for 75 percent of the nation’s health spending, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, most chronic diseases can be prevented and/or managed.

The featured Innovations describe three programs designed to prevent and/or manage chronic diseases and improve clinical outcomes.

The featured QualityTools provide clinicians and patients with practical guidance on ways to prevent and/or manage chronic diseases, including asthma and diabetes.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention
Developed by Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)

 Think Like a Pancreas: A Guide to Managing Your Diabetes
Developed by BD Diabetes Center, Goryeb Children's Hospital

 Treating Congestive Heart Failure With Beta Blockers: What You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel Better
Developed by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics; Duke Clinical Research Institute; Duke University Medical Center

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