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Chronic Care

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Refers to care and services that help achieve functional independence for those with continuing and long-term health problems as opposed to "acute" care which refers to short term care of a severe illness. Chronic care is often used interchangeably with long-term care in the medical community.

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Refers to care and services that help achieve functional independence for those with continuing and long-term health problems as opposed to "acute" care which refers to short term care of a severe illness. Chronic care is often used interchangeably with long-term care in the medical community.

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