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. They often struggle to cope with and manage their health, leading to high out-of-pocket costs, medication complexity, and frustration with the health system. Because most clinical guidelines do not account for multiple conditions, care for this population needs to be comprehensive, highly coordinated, and focused on what matters most to the person.