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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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.
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Most symptoms of flu will go after a few days - but seek medical attention if you believe you have flu and you: | are 65 or over | have a long-term condition - diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease or neurological disease | have a weakened immune system - e.g.

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