RAND research on chronic diseases and conditions has examined the efficacy of workplace wellness programs, evaluated the effectiveness of the chronic care model, and made recommendations regarding the delivery of genomic medicine to those suffering from chronic disease. Strategic behavior by health insurers could unravel the market for cures for chronic diseases. The cost of these cures is front-loaded, but the benefits build up over time. Thus, insurers might try to delay treatment or avoid patients who need it, in the hope that they change insurers. Sixty percent of U. They account for hundreds of billions of dollars in health care spending every year.
Examples of chronic diseases are rheumatoid arthritis, lung cancer, and heart disease. Heart disease is an illness that involves the blockage or narrowing of the blood vessels. It is the leading cause of death in the US with approximately
This page of the essay has words. Download the full version above. Recently, the term, cardiorenal syndrome CRS has been introduced in an attempt to emphasize the interaction between the cardiovascular and renal systems in acute or chronic disease settings 2.