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Multiple chronic conditions and promising interventions
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session will reveal how multiple chronic conditions affect individual patients and populations of patients. Presenters will discuss how specific chronic conditions impede individuals ability to engage in and sustain healthy behaviors such as meal preparation and medication taking. Further, the researchers will discuss how these chronic conditions lead to increased utilization of services such as emergency room visits. Lastly, this session will discuss how the needs of patients visiting health center differs by the number and extent of comorbid conditions and how healthcare practitioners need to be responsive to the needs of this population of patients.
Session Objectives: Discuss how patients with multiple chronic conditions impact patients' access and utilization to healthcare.
Describe how multiple chronic conditions affect patients' ability to engage in healthy behaviors such as meal preparation and medication adherence.
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Organized by: Medical Care Section
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Public Health Nursing
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)