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Chronic Condition Patient Care

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Chronic health conditions have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These conditions take the lives of over 40 million people per year worldwide; representing more than 70% of all global deaths.1 In the U.S., some 60% of adults in America have a chronic disease, and 40% have two or more.2 The situation continues to deteriorate, further debilitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to chronic conditions representing a heightened COVID-19 risk, recent chronic condition mortality spikes and concerns of an upcoming wave of new diagnoses highlight the importance of ongoing chronic condition prevention and care.3

Chronic health conditions have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These conditions take the lives of over 40 million people per year worldwide; representing more than 70% of all global deaths.1 In the U.S., some 60% of adults in America have a chronic disease, and 40% have two or more.2 The situation continues to deteriorate, further debilitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to chronic conditions representing a heightened COVID-19 risk, recent chronic condition mortality spikes and concerns of an upcoming wave of new diagnoses highlight the importance of ongoing chronic condition prevention and care.3

Read about Cigna's response to the pandemic-provoked pause in chronic condition patient care, which outlines how our customers were supported throughout this challenging time.

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1. World Health Organization. “Noncommunicable diseases”. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/noncommunicable-diseases. April 13, 2021. Accessed October 04, 2021.

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “About chronic diseases”. https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/about/index.htm. Reviewed April 28, 2021. Accessed October 04, 2021

3. Cardiology Today. ‘‘Enormous wave of death and disability’ from chronic diseases may come after pandemic’. https://www.healio.com/news/cardiology/20210406/enormous-wave-ofdeath-and-disability-from-chronic-diseases-may-come-after-pandemic. April 06, 2021. Accessed October 04, 2021.

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