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Pathways towards chronic care-focused healthcare systems: Evidence from Spain

García-Goni, Manuel; Hernandez-Quevedo, Cristina; Nuno-Solinís , Roberto; Paolucci, Francesco


Increasing healthcare expenditure is a matter of concern in many countries, particularly in relation to the underlying drivers of such escalation that include ageing, medical innovation, and changes in the burden of disease, such as the growing prevalence of chronic diseases. Most healthcare systems in developed countries have been designed to 'cure' acute episodes, rather than to 'manage' chronic conditions, and therefore they are not suitably or efficiently organized to respond to the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.09.014


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