Special Issue "Aging, Chronic Disease, and the Impact of Long Term Care"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2019)
Dr. Carol Fox
Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research, University of South Florida, College of Pharmacy 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612, USA
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Interests: geriatrics, transitions of care, medication safety, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, herbals and alternative medicine, heart failure, osteoarthritis, pain management
As the world’s population continues to age, the proportion of that population that requires long-term care will also grow. The management of chronic disease states has positively evolved, allowing our older adults to live longer with multiple comorbidities. Clinicians rely on evidence-based guidelines to drive patient care. However, these guidelines are often based on evidence from clinical trials that exclude older adults, especially those with multiple chronic disease states and those requiring long term care. It is difficult at times to decide on the best course of treatment with little to no guidance.
This Special Issue will focus on the treatment of chronic diseases in older adults requiring long-term care. Original research and review articles on best practices for disease-state management in this setting, how decision making may be impacted by the care setting or frailty of the population, and how we can improve the management of chronic diseases in this setting to decrease healthcare costs will be included in this issue.
Dr. Carol Fox
Manuscript Submission Information
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- long-term care
- heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
- Parkinson’s disease
- gastroesophageal reflux disease
- gastrointestinal disorders
- psychiatric disorders
- kidney disease
- liver disease