Rethinking health-care systems: a focus on chronicity
Chan, Carina K
Aikins, Ama de-Graft
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Allotey, P., Reidpath, D.D., Yasin, S., Chan, C.K. and de-Graft Aikins, A. (2011) ‘Rethinking health-care systems: a focus on chronicity’, The Lancet, 377(9764), pp. 450–451. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(10)61856-9.
Health-care systems, including those in countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, face a crisis of an increasing burden of chronic disease aggravated by ageing populations and complicated by the continuing risks of infectious diseases and global pandemics. The issues for health-care systems in low-income and middle-income countries are compounded by persistent diseases of poverty, and the inadequately understood comorbidities of both infectious and non-communicable diseases.