Models of care

Unclear evidence for chronic disease

Unclear evidence for chronic disease management interventions

Chronic diseases such as diabetes inflict a huge burden of suffering on patients and costs on health systems worldwide. Increasingly, health systems are being encouraged to take an integrated approach to their management.  This systematic rewiew looked at what sorts of interventions work best in these chronic disease management models. Clinical question: In the delivery …

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Disease management programmes may improve glycaemic control

Disease management programmes may improve glycaemic control

Disease management programmes are multi-faceted interventions to improve standards of care.  Diabetes disease management often comprises a combination of patient education, psychological support, lifestyle support, self-monitoring and telemedicine.  This review looked at how effective they are at controlling blood sugar levels. Clinical question: In diabetes care, do disease management programmes lead to better glycaemic control? …

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