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Chronic Illness: Information Resources
Chronic disease has become our nation's greatest healthcare problem. Diabetes mellitus alone affects nearly six percent of the U.S. population. Advances in medicine have extended life expectancy, resulting in an unprecedented growth of chronic illness. Additionally, there is an increasing number of infants, children, and adolescents with chronic illness transitioning into adulthood.
Research Guide: Chronic Illness Information Resources
As a primary care provider, you need information
about diagnosing and managing your patients with chronic disease, including
treatment of long-term sequelae and medication management. And because a
chronic illness impacts many aspects of an individual's life, you also need to
provide information to your patients about such issues as:
This Library Grand Rounds started with an introduction by William E. Boyle, Jr., M.D. (Professor of Pediatrics and of Community and Family Medicine; and namesake and co-founder of the William E. Boyle, Jr., M.D., Community Pediatrics Program), who summarized the issues surrounding chronic disease. Biomedical Librarians identified and reviewed the many web-based tools and resources available to assist you with the management of your patients with chronic disease.
Library Grand Rounds are a forum for presenting information resources and tools of interest to Dartmouth clinicians. Please contact us email@example.com, if you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future Library Grand Rounds.