Bmj Usa: Editor's Choice

Managing chronic disease

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E74

This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

The Institute of Medicine's report on Crossing the Quality Chasm, released in March of this year, pointed out that “chronic conditions are now the leading cause of illness, disability, and death in the United States, affecting almost half of the population and accounting for the majority of health care resources used.” The IOM recommended that key stakeholders in health care develop strategies, goals, and action plans to achieve substantial improvements in quality for 15 priority conditions. The BMJ has been a leader in moving this agenda forward. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the BMJ has published …

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