Tackling Chronic Disease in Europe
Strategies, interventions and challenges
Observatory Studies Series, No 20
Busse, R., Blümel, L., Scheller-Kreinsen, D., Zentner, A.
WHO Regional Office for Europe
ISBN-13    9789289041928 ISBN-10    9289041927
Order Number    13400097 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    30.00 / US$    36.00 Developing countries:    CHF    21.00
English     2010        131   pages
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Chronic conditions and diseases are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Europe, accounting for 86% of total premature deaths, and the burden is likely to grow.

The epidemiologic and economic analysis in this book suggests that policy-makers should make chronic disease a priority and focuses on the strategies and interventions to use: prevention and early detection; new provider qualifications and settings; disease management programmes; and integrated care models, though evidence on their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is still limited.

Institutional and organizational challenges are also explored and key policy recommendations made as to how to tackle them successfully.