Using evidence based tools to manage chronic illness

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7370.970/a (Published 26 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:970
  1. Dwana M Bush (dbush@integrativehealth.com), family physician
  1. Integrative Health Institute/Atlanta Family Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA

    EDITOR—Von Korff et al discussed how to organise care for chronic illness.1 Since 1993 we have used evidence based care tools that combine patients' needs, values, and perceptions with scientifically valid patient based assessments to measurably improve and maintain health related quality of life.

    We routinely use the functional health assessment questionnaire (SF-36) and the Zung depression, Beck anxiety, and Epworth sleepiness scales. We …

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