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How should we define health?

Huber, Machteld; Knottnerus, J. Andre; Green, Lawrence; van der Horst, Henriëtte; Jadad, Alejandro R.; Kromhout, Daan; Leonard, Brian; Lorig, Kate; Loureiro, Maria Isabel; van der Meer, Jos W. M.; Schnabel, Paul; Smith, Richard; van Weel, Chris; Smid, Henk


The WHO definition of health as complete wellbeing is no longer fit for purpose given the rise of chronic disease. Machteld Huber and colleagues propose changing the emphasis towards the ability to adapt and self manage in the face of social, physical, and emotional challenges

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.d4163


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