New AHRQ Video and Information Addresses Multiple Chronic Conditions

A new video and infographic by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) focuses on one woman’s experiences managing multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and present key information about why research and care for people who have more than one chronic condition is important. Treatment for people living with MCC accounts for an estimated 66 percent of the nation’s health care costs. As the population ages, the number of patients with MCC continues to grow. The video, Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Day in the Life, is a short animated video that follows Mae, a woman living with multiple chronic conditions, as she visits one health care provider after another, struggling to keep track of the various instructions, treatments and prescriptions she receives. The infographic presents key information about why research and care for people with multiple chronic conditions is important. Related:See NCPIE’s Be Medicine Smart