, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 139-146
Date: 17 Sep 2012

Dynamic Assessment in Disease Management

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Abstract

Successful disease management programmes embrace continuous quality improvement (CQI) to assure adherence to best medical practices. This review discusses the concept of dynamic assessment as an adjunct to CQI. Whereas CQI focuses on refining the performance of disease management with respect to a fixed body of knowledge, dynamic assessment refers to endowing disease management programmes with the ability to adapt to changes in medical knowledge and changes in the clinical status of patients. The complementary nature of CQI and dynamic assessment are illustrated through the description of an ideal disease management programme for coronary heart disease.