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  1. Chronic Diseases and Patient Engagement

    Improving Patient Engagement is a Top Priority for Most Providers

    CDW Healthcare recently released a study on patient and provider perspectives on healthcare engagement. Here are some key findings from the report:

    • 57% of patients say they have become more engaged with their healthcare during the past 2 years.
    • 7 in 10 providers have noticed a change in their patients’ level of engagement with their own healthcare.
    • 35% of patients say they have noticed their providers become more engaged with them.
    • 3 in 5 providers say improving patient engagement is a top priority at their organization.
    •58% of providers report improved engagement with patients in the past 2 years.
    • 2 in 3 patients say they face challenges when trying to engage with their healthcare providers.

    Source: CDW Healthcare, February 25, 2016

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  2. 17 Million Americans Have At Least 1 Chronic Disease

    Managed Care Digest recently released their 2017 Provider Digest. Here are some key findings on chronic diseases from the report:

    • 17 million people in the US have 1 or more chronic diseases.
    • 86% of healthcare spending in the US goes to treat chronic diseases.
    • Outpatient diabetes cases rose from 31,185,178 in 2013 to 33,283,977 in 2015.
    • Outpatient depression cases rose from 3,578,847 in 2013 to 4,045,879 in 2015.
    • The East North Central region reported an 8.5% increase in OP diabetes cases.
    • The South Atlantic region saw a 9.1% increase in outpatient diabtes cases.

    Source: Managed Care Digest, June 2017

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