Care of Patients with Severe Chronic Illness

Care of Patients with Severe Chronic Illness

In The Care of Patients with Severe Chronic Illness (executive summary, 4 pages, PDF), the Dartmouth Atlas Project at Dartmouth Medical School scrutinizes the current chronic-care management system for Medicare beneficiaries and highlights the disparities, and waste, among states, regions, and even hospitals. Funded primarily by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the report recommends ways to improve the quality of care while reducing Medicare spending in this area by up to 30 percent.