Silver Book Fact

Only 3 of 5 U.S. adults with chronic disease report having a self-management plan. This type of plan encourages patients to take steps to control their conditions.

Schoen C, Davis K, How S, Schoenbaum S. U.S. Health System Performance: A national scorecard. Health Aff. 2006; 25(6): 457-475. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.25.w457

Reference

Title
U.S. Health System Performance: A national scorecard
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Schoen C, Davis K, How S, Schoenbaum S
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 6
Pages
457-475
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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