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Integrated Care, the future of care systems

We live longer and birth rates are lower. European population is ageing and this trend is expected to continue for several decades[1]. From the health perspective incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases are increasing and therefore we will have increasing needs of chronic care.


Policies and trends in integrating care in Europe

The 20th century was characterised by an enhancement of well-being and better economic conditions bringing modifications in lifestyle. Such improvements also led to new risk-factors causing an increase in chronic conditions. Health systems are now working on the implementation of country-tailored solutions aimed at responding to the burden of chronic conditions.

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