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David Matheson, Anne Wilkins, Daphne Psacharopoulos A Definition and History of Disease Management Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from an article published by The Boston Consulting Group. We bring it to you so that you can gain an understanding of the kind of work that MDs, MSs and PhDs going into consulting would likely be involved with. It is also an excellent opportunity to learn about the Disease Management industry and firms. Eleven years ago, BCG first examined disease management in depth.1 Today the latest incarnation of this coordinated approach to health care delivery has been widely adopted and is growing in importance among the vast majority of U.S. payers. At BCG, we believe that the popularity of disease management springs from the fact that the proactive management or prevention of chronic conditions represents the single ...