Adapting the chronic care model to treat chronic illness at a free medical clinic

Robert J. Stroebel, Bonnie Gloor, Sue Freytag, Douglas Riegert-Johnson, Steven A. Smith, Todd Huschka, Jim Naessens, Thomas E. Kottke

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In 2000, an estimated 38 million nonelderly adults in the United States were without health insurance.1 The literature suggests a high chronic disease burden among uninsured and minority populations and a greater degree of morbidity and mortality compared with their insured counterparts.24 Increasingly in response, free clinics have developed across the United States to provide health care to the uninsured.5,6 Effective models of care delivery must be explored to ensure that the medically uninsured are not underserved in such settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFree Clinics
Subtitle of host publicationLocal Responses to Health Care Needs
PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781421408859
ISBN (Print)1421408848, 9781421408842
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


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