Thursday, October 9, 2014

Disease Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions

The Department of HHS has called for a better approach to those with multiple chronic conditions.  One quarter of all adults have 2 or more chronic conditions. Two-thirds of Medicare patients have multiple medical problems, and 14% have 6 or more conditions.  Most of those problems are treated with one or more drugs, all with potential side effects and interactions.  No wonder that our current drug-based care model is impossible to manage efficiently!  A more natural approach using lifestyle modifications, nutrients, homeopathics and selected herbs avoids most of the problems with drugs and usually is significantly less expensive.  That approach makes a lot more sense to me.


See JAMA, Sept. 24, 2014, p. 1199-1200.


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