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Can a 4-Question Survey Improve Chronic Disease Management?

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 22/04/2016 11:03

Description by original source: Why is this four-question Healthy Days patient assessment different from all other chronic disease management assessments?

A simple patient survey with no more than four questions may be all it takes to help providers get a handle on basic chronic disease management, according to a new study backed by a cross-industry collaboration.

The Healthy Days survey, developed and validated by the CDC, asks patients about their recent experiences, and includes questions about how often in the past thirty days they have felt physically or mentally unwell.

According to a review of academic literature published in the journal Population Health Management this week, the questions have the potential to evaluate a patient’s chronic conditions in a manner not usually captured by other population health management strategies.