Disease Management

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Definition: Disease Management

The goal of the employer to improve employee health, Disease management is an approach to healthcare that teaches patients how to manage a chronic disease. The term “disease management” covers a range of activities that attempts to address healthcare utilization and economic outcomes. Chronic conditions often go untreated or are poorly controlled at workplaces until more serious and acute complications arise.

Patients who catch the disease at workplace often receive treatment for a disease from many different practitioners and frequently are called upon to carry out their own treatment plan—with limited ability to do so.

The argument for disease management programs is that better care translates into improved health of an employee and thus to lower-cost care in the future.

 

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