Tackling Chronic Disease in Europe
Strategies, Interventions and Challenges
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 programes; 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 are made in order to tackle them successfully.
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About the authors
Part I: Burden of chronic disease
2) Deaths and burden of chronic disease in Europe
3) Economic consequences of chronic disease
Part II: Strategies for tackling chronic disease
4) Strategies against chronic disease: what is being done?
5) Effectiveness of strategies against chronic disease
6) Cost-effectiveness of strategies against chronic disease
Part III: Challenges of chronic disease management
7) Tackling the challenges of chronic disease in Europe