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Knowledge and Ignorance in the Care of Chronic Disease

John Santa, MD, MPH; and Marvin M. Lipman, MD
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From Consumer Reports, Yonkers, New York.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-1437.

Requests for Single Reprints: John Santa, MD, MPH, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Santa and Lipman: Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(3):225-226. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-3-201308060-00015
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In this issue, Adair and colleagues examine whether a lay guide could improve care for chronic conditions. The editorialist discusses the study and applauds the authors for shedding light on a challenge the clinician struggles with every day—how to help patients with chronic diseases meet their health care goals.

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