Research Addressing the HHS Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions. Considerations for Future Research

09/30/2013

Future research on MCC and MCC disparities may be facilitated by efforts to:

  • Include MCC/Disparities considerations in HHS reports and data resources when feasible/appropriate.
  • Develop a research agenda for the “long tail” of the MCC distribution.
  • Develop scientific standards for the enrollment of persons with MCC into research studies.
  • Continue to improve the quality and consistency of race, ethnicity and other socio-demographic variables in national datasets.
  • Identify disparities-sensitive measures of the quality of care for persons with MCC.
  • Exploit newly available databases such as electronic health record based registries, large employer databases, managed care patient registries, practice-based network data, and other data sharing and collection initiatives.

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