Implementing a patient-led service for chronic conditions

Denise Pope*, Sue Tipler, John Kirwan, Sarah Hewlett

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    Abstract

    Many chronic conditions with fluctuating levels of disease activity are traditionally managed by lifelong regular medical reviews. However, this means appointments do not always coincide with patient need, while the volume of reviews makes it difficult to respond quickly to requests for help. Research in rheumatoid arthritis suggests that hospital-initiated reviews can be replaced by patient-initiated reviews, supported by nurse-led initiatives.

    Translated title of the contributionImplementing a patient-led service for chronic conditions
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)28-31
    Number of pages4
    JournalNursing Times
    Volume101
    Issue number49
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

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