Patient self-management not proving effective

Efforts to allow some patients to self-manage their illnesses are not proving effective, researchers at the University of Southampton have found.

A trial of over 5,500 patients surveyed self-treatment for diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

The researchers believe that self-management methods do have the potential to help many patients, but that current clinical support networks are not sufficient to ensure this.

Read more at University of Southampton