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Economic hardship associated with managing chronic illness: a qualitative inquiry

Jeon, Yun-Hee; Essue, Beverley; Jan, Stephen; Wells, Robert; Whitworth, Judith


BACKGROUND: Chronic illness and disability can have damaging, even catastrophic, socioeconomic effects on individuals and their households. We examined the experiences of people affected by chronic heart failure, complicated diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to inform patient centred policy development. This paper provides a first level, qualitative understanding of the economic impact of chronic illness. Methods: Interviews were conducted with patients aged between 45 and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-10-09
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Health Services Research
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-9-182


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