Disease management sourcebook : basic consumer health information about coping with chronic and serious illnesses, navigating the health care system, communicating with health care providers, assessing health care quality, and making informed health care Part I: Facts about serious and chronic illnesses: Chapter 1. Chronic disease in the United States; Chapter 2. Family health history is important to your health; Chapter 3. When to see a doctor: symptoms of serious health conditions; Chapter 4. Is it a medical emergency? Chapter 5. Common screening and diagnostic tests; Chapter 6. After your diagnosis: finding information and support
Part II: Working with healthcare providers and the healthcare system: Chapter 7. Talking with your healthcare provider; Chapter 8. Making decisions with your doctor; Chapter 9. Getting a second opinion; Chapter 10. Medical specialties: definitions; Chapter 11. Selecting a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner; Chapter 12. An introduction to clinical studies; Chapter 13. Clinical trials: an overview; Chapter 14. Healthcare quality issues; Chapter 15. Hospitalization; Chapter 16. Surgery
Part III: Health literacy and making informed health decisions: Chapter 17. Understanding health literacy; Chapter 18. Understanding health communication and health information technology (IT); Chapter 19. How to find medical information; Chapter 20. How to evaluate health information found on the internet; Chapter 21. Mobile health applications; Chapter 22. Electronic health records (EHRs); Chapter 23. Creating a personal health record; Chapter 24. Questions for the doctor; Chapter 25. Health information privacy rule; Chapter 26. Patient's rights and responsibilities; Chapter 27. Informed consent; Chapter 28. Preventing medical errors; Chapter 29. The Partnership for Patients Program; Chapter 30. Healthcare fraud
Part IV: Prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medications: Chapter 31. Understanding medications and what they do; Chapter 32. Medicines and your body; Chapter 33. Pharmacogenomics: genes affect individual responses to medicines; Chapter 34. Using medicines safely; Chapter 35. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines; Chapter 36. Buying prescription drugs; Chapter 37. Facts about generic drugs; Chapter 38. Taking medicine; Chapter 39. Adverse drug events; Chapter 40. Drug interactions: what you should know; Chapter 41. Preventing medication errors: drug name confusion; Chapter 42. Misused, counterfeit, and unapproved drugs; Chapter 43. Imported drugs
Part V: Managing chronic disease: Chapter 44. What's next after you're diagnosed with a chronic illness; Chapter 45. Self-management of chronic illness; Chapter 46. Preventing infections; Chapter 47. Chronic illness and depression; Chapter 48. Rehabilitative and assistive technology; Chapter 49. Home modifications for independence and safety; Chapter 50. Care coordination and transition management; Chapter 51. Palliative care; Chapter 52. Tips for caregivers of individuals with chronic disease
Part VI: Children and chronic disease: Chapter 53. Caring for a seriously ill child; Chapter 54. Palliative care for children; Chapter 55. Questions and answers about the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU); Chapter 56. Civil rights of students with hidden disabilities; Chapter 57. Schools and students with chronic illnesses; Chapter 58. Finding a camp for a child with chronic health needs
Part VII: Legal, financial, and insurance issues that impact disease management: Chapter 59. Affordable Care Act (ACA); Chapter 60. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Chapter 61. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Chapter 62. Advance directives; Chapter 63. Financial management during health crisis; Chapter 64. Medicare, Medicaid, and Hill-Burton Free and Reduced-Cost Healthcare; Chapter 65. Healthcare benefit laws: HIPAA and COBRA; Chapter 66. Eligibility for medicare coverage of home healthcare; Chapter 67. Purchasing health insurance as an individual; Chapter 68. High deductible health insurance; Chapter 69. Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); Chapter 70. Health insurance fraud; Chapter 71. The pre-existing condition insurance plan; Chapter 72. Filing a claim for your health or disability benefits; Chapter 73. Rights to appeal health plan decisions
Part VIII: Additional help and information: Chapter 74. Glossary of terms related to disease management; Chapter 75. Directory of organizations that provide information about disease management; Chapter 76. Directory of health insurance information; Chapter 77. Directory of organizations that provide financial assistance for medical treatments.