How to identify which patients can self-manage in the community
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How to identify which patients can self-manage in the community

Catherine Turnbull Health journalist

Self-management of long-term conditions is empowering, enhances holistic care and frees up NHS capacity, but it is not suitable for all older people and monitoring is essential

An ageing population – among other factors – has led to an increased demand for hospital beds and a need for tailored health services. One answer to ease pressure on services is to encourage self-management – a practice that aims to help patients, while freeing up NHS capacity.

Primary Health Care. 33, 4, 6-8. doi: 10.7748/phc.33.4.6.s2

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