Tag: disease management
This is the care of people with chronic disease who consumes a large portion of the total expenditure on health in developed nations like the United States of America.
It was formally introduced in the 1990s as an attempt to improve the quality and reduce the cost of caring for people with chronic disease. The peculiar configuration of disease management programs in the United States may provide lessons for countries seeking solutions to the problem of caring for patients with chronic disease.
During the time of the Great Plague of London and the Spanish flu, disease management has been at the very lowest. Efforts to it have mostly been either global or isolated as communications have not been very efficient in the past.
Today, regarding COVID-19 in the US, Americans mostly can say that the response from both the government and health agencies like CDC, NIH and trusted health experts doctors lead by Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx and of course, with the leadership of the American president Donald J. Trump, it has been very effective and timely. Even California's governor says the current administration has been very spot on with regards to calls for aid and assistance.
However, the fight is not yet over and it is rather unclear whether COVID-19's end is in sight. Although, one thing is clear... America will stand with the world to defeat this terrible disease. And you can bet, humanity will once again win against it.
Over Easter, I posted this to Facebook:
Today is humanity’s annual reminder that the case fatality rate for life is 100%. By all and any various means, each of us will die, and no mitigation measure or scientific breakthrough will allow any of us to escape this result. There is, however, a whisper of a ‘cure,’ a rumor, if you will, of a Doctor who licked Death, and now offers his own antibodies to those who seek Him. This is your annual reminder that many who seek claim they have found and now feel they have Good reason to Hope. … continue reading...
If you read my posts on the topic of the coronavirus so far… and I mean all of them, not just cherry picking them… I think you will find that I have attempted consistently to apportion my viewpoint to the actual facts on the ground and have, in the main, pretty well correctly described what was happening and what would happen. However, my relative ‘optimism’ is not accounted for merely by reference to the fact pattern associated with COVID-19. There are reasons besides, as well, which I’d like to share with you in this post.
In the first place, there … continue reading...