High-Need Patients in Their Own Words

High-need patients are a varied group of people who tend to interact with the health system frequently. To better understand these patients’ experiences, Healthwise—a nonprofit that aims to help people make better health decisions—has identified three key populations within the high-need group: individuals with at least three major chronic conditions, individuals under 65 living with a disability, and frail elders, defined as people over age 65 with functional limitations.        

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