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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.

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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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