long-term condition

long-term condition

A term which, as defined in the UK, refers to an illness which lasts longer than a year, often worsens with time, causes limitations to the patient’s physical, mental and/or social well-being, and requires infrastructural and social support to allow sufferers to live independently, by providing transport, housing, employment, education, benefits and pensions. Multiple long-term conditions make care particularly complex, and a small number of individuals with long-term conditions account for a disproportionate use of healthcare, especially hospital care. 60% of adults in England report a chronic health problem; 8.8 million in the UK have long-term condition which severely limits their daily lives.

Long-term Conditions
Arthritis, asthma, COPD, diabetes, epilepsy and mental illness.
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Prof Stokes-Lampard will say at the Royal College of GPs conference in Liverpool: "Social isolation and loneliness are akin to a chronic long-term condition in terms of the impact on patients.
The research found that 40% of patients had at least one long-term condition and of these 89% did not receive optimal care.
It could be from headaches, a disease like cancer, or a long-term condition like glaucoma or nerve pain.
Lymphoedema is a long-term condition which causes swelling in the body's tissues.
Often, a type of dementia is another disability the person has to cope with alongside their long-term condition.
A staggering 70% of the NHS budget is attributed to caring for people in England with at least one long-term condition, and the number of people with three or more long-term conditions is expected to rise from 1.
Our objectives were to describe how patients with a long-term condition practice health literacy in the management of their health and communication with health professionals, how they become more health literate over time and their experience of using health services.
4 million people have a long-term condition and of these 60% are aged 60 years or over [17], showing that there is a clear correlation between long-term conditions and ageing.
Some ten years ago, the author was herself diagnosed with a long-term condition, multiplesclerosis.
Asthma is the most common long-term condition affecting children in the UK.
When residents own their dwellings, they have a vested interest in the long-term condition of the neighborhood.
Additional projects include testing the long-term condition and performance of temperature-control devices and coatings, antenna materials, optical glasses and fibers and filters used in devices that monitor atmospheric temperature and chemical composition.

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