By Taylor Hurst, Virginia Reid, and Clare Wirth
Over a third of adults report that Covid-19 has negatively impacted their ability to receive medical care. And for patients living with chronic diseases, the combination of disruptions or delays in care and shifting daily routines can make it even more challenging to manage their health.
During Covid-19, it’s critical that care teams continue to prioritize the ongoing needs of patients living with chronic diseases—and identify any new barriers to self-management. In this resource, we outline five actions health systems and frontline staff can take to support patients with chronic diseases throughout the epidemic.
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External resources on Covid-19 and chronic diseases
- CDC: People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Disease
- CDC: People with Moderate to Severe Asthma
- Cleveland Clinic: What Heart Patients Need to Know about Covid-19
- American Lung Association: Covid-19 Resources
Advisory Board resources to navigate chronic disease management during Covid-19