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Chronic Care: Making the Case for Ongoing Care

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 21/07/2010 13:25

Chronic Conditions: Making the Case for Ongoing Care was created in December 2002 by Partnership for Solutions: Better Lives for People With Chronic Conditions, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program. It was an update of a 1996 publication written by Catherine Hoffman and Dorothy Rice entitled Chronic Care in America: A 21st Century Challenge. This revision provides an update of chronic health conditions in the United States. Unfortunately, some of the charts could not be updated and remain as they were in 2002.

Anderson G. Chronic Care: Making the Case for Ongoing Care. Princeton: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2010.



The chartbook examines the impact of chronic conditions on individuals and their caregivers, as well as on the U.S. health care system. The updated data is used to highlight the current problems encountered by individuals living with chronic conditions as they attempt to obtain a continuum of services in a health care financing and delivery system primarily oriented to the provision of acute, episodic care. It shows improvement in some areas but a growing prevalence and cost of chronic care. All of the information is available for use and reproduction without charge; permission from the authors to use the charts is not necessary.

Anderson G

Norte América