For Educational Purposes Only

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

Our Role

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.


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Frameworks resources are intended for educational purposes only and are intended for healthcare professionals and/or payer representatives who may choose to share some of these resources with patients or their caregivers. Healthcare professionals should use independent medical judgment when considering Frameworks educational resources. Patients and caregivers should discuss Frameworks materials with a healthcare professional. They are not intended as, nor are they a replacement for, medical advice and treatment from a healthcare professional. Frameworks resources are not intended as reimbursement or legal advice. Users should seek independent, qualified professional advice to ensure their organization is in compliance with the complex legal and regulatory requirements governing healthcare services, and that treatment decisions are made consistent with the applicable standards of care. Frameworks is sponsored by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.