Health Service Research and Development (HSR&D) is interested in research on chronic health conditions, and their attendant increased risk of disability, functional limitations, and complex self-management needs. This portfolio seeks to enhance the body of evidence about best practices for patients with multiple, complex chronic conditions. Optimal care also relies on coordination and continuity of care. The need for evidence applies equally across patient-focused, provider-focused, and system-focused domains. Chronic conditions are broadly defined to include physical illnesses or impairments and comorbid conditions with consequences such as increased risk of mortality. Care of complex, chronic conditions is an HSR&D priority as described in the current Program Announcement of HSR&D Priorities.
For general information about Care of Complex Chronic Conditions, please contact:
Cathie Plouzek, PhD
Scientific Portfolio Manager
Health Services Research and Development (14RDH)