The management of patients with long-term conditions
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The management of patients with long-term conditions

Jacqueline Metcalfe Consultant nurse for older people, North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke

This article provides an overview of chronic disease management for patients. Background from the approach used in the United States is provided along with UK developments, and there is discussion about the role of the nurse in patient empowerment and the role of the community matron in case management.

Nursing Standard. 19, 45, 53-60. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.07.19.45.53.c3914

Correspondence

jaki.metcalfe@nhpct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review