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A Common Wealth of

Population Health & Primary Care Information

About Chronic Diseases

Chronic Disease is defined by the Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2nd ed, as follows:

Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care.

General chronic disease information resources can be found on this page in the sections below titled:  Websites & Tools, and Books

Use the tabs above to find information resources on several selected chronic diseases.

Websites & Tools