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Evidence for Better Care

Improving Chronic Illness Care’s Chronic Care Model brought together the best in research and practice for chronic illness care interventions. The hallmark of ICIC’s Chronic Care Model is that it is evidence-based, using only those interventions that have proven themselves in research and in practice.

From 1998-2010, ICIC assembled supporting bibliographies of peer-reviewed literature covering specific chronic conditions: asthma, depression, diabetes, frailty in older persons, hypertension, and congestive heart failure, in addition to the Chronic Care Model itself. Articles on other conditions may have been included because they describe effective interventions reflecting Model-based care.