6 in 10 adults in the United States have a chronic disease,
and 4 in 10 have two or more1
The Role of Disease Management
Disease management is a system of coordinated healthcare interventions and communications for people with chronic medical conditions.2 Through the use of evidence-based care, disease management focuses on preventing complications and empowering patients to manage their disease alongside their healthcare providers.2
The main goals of disease management programs (DMPs) are to reduce symptoms of a condition or to keep them from getting worse.3 DMPs also aim to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality of life, which is significant, considering 90 percent of the nation’s $3.3 trillion in annual healthcare costs is attributed to chronic and mental health conditions.4
Delivering quality, value-based programs is important in today’s healthcare marketplace. Chronic diseases present a substantial burden to patients, families, employers, and communities. DMPs have been shown to improve quality of care, patient self-management, and cost containment while enhancing efforts to improve population health.2
Otsuka is committed to improving the quality of care through provision of disease management materials for payers, providers, patients, and caregivers. Disease management’s integrated approach to chronic care may help address these quality aims while helping to reduce healthcare costs. Our DMPs can complement efforts by providing resources to key stakeholders who are in a position to help improve the quality of care delivered to patients.
The Role of Frameworks
At Otsuka, we are passionate about making a difference in the lives of people managing chronic health conditions. That is why we offer educational resources and DMPs to help key stakeholders improve quality of care for patients.
The Frameworks in Health and Quality programs are borne out of Otsuka’s dedication to providing leading insights and techniques to manage chronic diseases. Each program provides a set of resources for healthcare stakeholders that enhances communication and care coordination, helps improve patient care, and emphasizes patient wellness, as well as resources for patients and caregivers to help educate them about the disease and ways to manage it.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About chronic diseases.
https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/about/index.htm. Reviewed March 8, 2019. Accessed March 21, 2019.
- Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). Concept series paper on disease management. Alexandria, VA: AMCP.
- What are disease management programs? National Institutes of Health website.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0072596. Updated December 30, 2016. Accessed August 23, 2018.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health and economic costs of chronic diseases.
https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/about/costs/index.htm. Reviewed February 11, 2019. Accessed March 21, 2019.