Author Affiliation: Division of General Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond.
establishing a legacy of success through the ascendancy of acute care
and biomedical interventions during the past half century, medicine is
entering an era of chronic disease management. As the United States now
grapples with the burgeoning needs of an aging society and upwardly
spiralling health care costs, new strategies for organizing health care
are essential. In this issue of THE JOURNAL,
Naylor and colleagues1 present findings from a randomized
trial that demonstrates the effectiveness of 1 such strategy.
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