MCOs break the cycle in chronic care with interventions

February 1, 2008

Although prevention has become a key element in traditional disease management programs-trying to prevent or mitigate a chronic disease before it exacerbates-that may not be sufficient when a patient has a late-stage or end-of-life condition. There is a new emphasis on caring for older adults with multiple comorbidities. Almost 80% of people 65 and older report having a chronic illness, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.