The NBHC has released its third document on chronic health conditions this year, assessing the current ability of the health system to meet the growing system demand posed by these conditions.
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“In our last brief, we highlighted the importance of preventing and managing chronic conditions to reduce their impact on New Brunswickers and the health system,” says Stéphane Robichaud, CEO of the NBHC. “This brief demonstrates that there is an opportunity for additional prevention efforts and that primary health services can be better targeted to help individuals with chronic conditions successfully manage them.”
This report follows up the NBHC’s most recent publications, Recognizing and Focusing on Population Health Priorities, which highlighted the increase in the rate of chronic conditions in New Brunswick, and The Cost of Chronic Health Conditions to New Brunswick, which estimated the cost impact of chronic conditions on the health system and the related sustainability challenge.
The brief is available online at www.nbhc.ca. Additional resources including an infographic and digital copies of selected charts and diagrams are also available.
The NBHC has been established as an independent organization that measures, monitors and evaluates New Brunswick’s health system performance with an additional mandate of citizen engagement in the improvement of the quality of health system services.
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