Strategies for improving chronic illness care: Some issues for the NHS

Robert L. Kane

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Chronic illness is the predominant disease pattern today; however, healthcare systems have been slow to adapt. This paper describes a number of strategies to enhance chronic illness care, now often termed 'care for long-term conditions', including targeting, prior authorization, guidelines, profiling, financial incentives, gatekeeping, subcapitation, case management, information systems, interdisciplinary teams and end-of-life care. It compares how such programs have been implemented in the UK, under the NHS framework, and in the USA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-342
Number of pages10
JournalAging Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007


  • Case management
  • End-of-life care
  • Gatekeeping
  • Guidelines
  • Interdisciplinary teams
  • Profiling
  • Subcapitation
  • Targeting


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