Multiple Chronic Conditions Blog

FEDERAL COMMITMENT TO IMPROVE MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:53 / by Dr Kim Kuebler

Agency for Health, Research and Quality’s (AHRQ), Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement has announced a national priority to improve the care of patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC). Patients will MCC’s account for:

  • 64% of all clinic visits
  • 70% of all in-patient hospital stays
  • 83% of prescriptions
  • 71% of national healthcare spending
  • Children and adolescents with MCCs are escalating

AHRQ’s Federal Commitment:

    • Evidence and guidelines addressing cumulative and interactive efforts on MCCs
    • New ways of communicating care overcoming traditional silos and support teamwork
    • Innovative uses of technology bringing evidence to point of care and enable effective care coordination and integration

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Dr Kim Kuebler

Dr Kim Kuebler

Dr. Kim Kuebler DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, Founder and Director Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center, CEO Advanced Disease Concepts, LLC., Award winning author of 8 textbooks on chronic conditions and palliative care. Multiple appointments to Federal and state initiatives on pain, chronic conditions and palliative care. Clinician, educator, researcher and patient advocate.