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Simply put, healthcare quality
is getting the right care to
the right patient at the right
time – every time. —Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About Frameworks | Quality in Care

Mental health issues are common. In 2016, 44.7 million adults in the United States reported having a mental illness. Approximately 10.4 million of those adults were living with serious mental illness, which accounted for 4.2 percent of the adult population. By 2020, spending on mental health treatment is expected to reach $239 billion, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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

Delivering quality, value-based programs is important in today’s healthcare marketplace. Mental health disorders present a substantial burden not only to the individuals with them but also to families, employers, and communities. Efforts to address mental health and well-being are becoming a healthcare priority across all stakeholders. Implementing integrated behavioral health strategies may help health systems, organizations, and communities achieve the Triple Aim for populations: to simultaneously improve care, improve population health, and reduce costs.

Disease management's integrated approach to chronic care may help address these quality aims while helping to reduce healthcare costs. Our disease management programs 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 serious mental illness and other health conditions. That is why, in addition to our medicines, we offer educational resources and disease management programs 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 in the diseases we treat 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.