Nurse led healthcare sustainability          

Globally, chronic disease is a leading cause of illness, disability and morbidity. In India, non-communicable disease accounts for 53% of all deaths and 44% of disability adjusted life years lost. India will touch 192 million aging population by 2030 and by 2050, India will have 1 out of every 5th person as elderly. The National Health workforce account (NHWA,2018) and labor force survey, office (NSSO) survey, confirm 2.34 million nurses who serve the 1.3 million population against the Allopathy (1.16million), 1:20 million pharmacist, 0.27 million dentists and 0.79 Ayurveda practitioners but not sufficient to manage the existing chronic health concern of the community.

Nursing being the largest workforce, specialised nurses’ services is a way forward to bring down the burden of chronic disease management. Specialized skill development and costification for specific expertise is the need of the hour. Most of the chronic diseases can be focussed and managed using EBP to reduced complications.

Nurse led clinics and services has great possibilities and opportunities to monitor healthcare outcome using Inter-professional team so that best effort can be imposed for treatment and care compliance. Patient and family education– a major focus could be visualised as reality in this prime time of need.