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1 in 2 adults in the United States have a chronic disease today1

About Frameworks | Why is disease management important?

Disease management is a system of coordinated heathcare interventions and communications for people with chronic medical conditions.2 Disease management focuses on prevention of complications through the use of evidence-based care.2 The main goals of these programs are to reduce symptoms of a condition or to keep them from getting worse.3 Disease management programs (DMPs) also aim to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality of life. This is significant because 90% of the nation’s $3.3 trillion in annual healthcare costs is attributed to people with chronic and mental health conditions.4 DMPs empower patients, working with their healthcare providers, to manage their disease.2

Otsuka is committed to improving the quality of care through provision of disease managment materials for payers, providers, patients, and caregivers.

Delivering quality, value-based programs is important in today’s healthcare marketplace. Chronic diseases present a substantial burden not only to the individuals with them but also to families, employers, and communities. DMPs have been shown to improve quality of care, patient self-management, and cost containment while enhancing efforts to improve population health.2

Disease management’s integrated approach to chronic care may help address these quality aims while helping to reduce healthcare costs. Our DMPs can complement efforts by providing resources to key stakeholders who are in a position to help improve the quality of care delivered to patients.

About the Frameworks Program

At Otsuka, we are passionate about making a difference in the lives of people managing chronic health conditions. That is why we offer educational resources and DMPs to help key stakeholders improve quality of care for patients.

The Frameworks in Health and Quality programs are born out of Otsuka’s dedication to providing leading insights and techniques to manage these diseases. Each program provides a set of resources for healthcare stakeholders that enhances communication and care coordination, helps improve patient care, and emphasizes patient wellness, as well as resources for patients and caregivers to help educate them about the disease and ways to manage it.

Frameworks resources are intended for educational purposes only and are intended for healthcare professionals and/or payer representatives who may choose to share some of these resources with patients or their caregivers. Healthcare professionals should use independent medical judgment when considering Frameworks educational resources. Patients and caregivers should discuss Frameworks materials with a healthcare professional. They are not intended as, nor are they a replacement for, medical advice and treatment from a healthcare professional. Frameworks resources are not intended as reimbursement or legal advice. Users should seek independent, qualified professional advice to ensure their organization is in compliance with the complex legal and regulatory requirements governing healthcare services, and that treatment decisions are made consistent with the applicable standards of care. Frameworks is sponsored by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.