Summary: The Impact Of Chronic Illness

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The growing burden of chronic illnesses and the aging population have placed pressure on the healthcare system to improve outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance patient satisfaction. Not only do the individuals with chronic health issues experience higher admission rates along with high emergency department utilization, they experience premature death, disability, and increased cost of health care. These individuals are difficult to manage; however, by using a collaborative approach, with evidence-based practices, and a population-based philosophy, it can reduce the impact of chronic illnesses. Nurse practitioners may play a key role in improving quality and access to care, for individuals with chronic illness, by providing quality, consistent care constructed from evidence-based guidelines and adjusted for patient needs and beliefs (Buttaro, Trybulski, Bailey, & Sandberg-Cook, 2013).
The Impact of Chronic Illness
Chronic illnesses account for approximately 60 to 70% of all premature disabilities and
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It is estimated that an additional 15,000 providers will be needed to meet the growing demand for primary care providers, emphasizing the crisis that individuals who that are uninsured, isolated, and medically vulnerable will be in with this impending shortage. Consequently, ARNPs can increase the availability of primary care providers by assisting with a wide range of acute and preventative health care services, which has been associated with lower mortality and a reduction in emergency room visits (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation [RWJF], 2012). ARNPs would be a perfect asset in meeting the increased needs of primary health care providers, especially for the chronically ill and those individuals who are

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