People with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Resources for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions

People with multiple chronic conditions — such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, dementia, and stroke — use more hospital and outpatient services than other adults. People with multiple chronic conditions often struggle to cope with and manage their health, which can lead to high out-of-pocket costs, medication complexity, and frustration with an overwhelming number of health system contacts. Most clinical guidelines do not account for multiple conditions and can create conflicting treatment plans when providers do not communicate well. As a result, care for this population needs to be comprehensive, coordinated, and focused on what matters most to the person.