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Chron Respir Dis. 2011;8(3):163-70. doi: 10.1177/1479972311412251.

Moving towards effective chronic illness management: asthma as an exemplar.

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Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA.


The United States health care system is at a pivotal point in its ability to manage chronic illness. The demands and philosophical differences between the management of acute and chronic illnesses suggest the need for different strategies for effective and efficient management of chronic illness. The purpose of this article is to discuss the Chronic Care Model and the collaborative approach to managing chronic illnesses. Asthma, as an exemplar, will be used to illustrate the need for the development of new models of collaborative care for the treatment of chronic illnesses.

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