Organizing and delivering high-quality care for chronic non-communicable conditions in the Americas: A regional working group

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The working group Organizing and delivering high-quality care for chronic non-communicable conditions in the Americas: A regional working group, will take place in Washington DC on 13-14 December 2012. They invite you to participate virtually through internet http://www.paho.org/virtual/hsd-nc-eng

Care for chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDS) such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a global problem. Research demonstrates that the vast majority of people with CNCDS do not receive appropriate care. only around half are diagnosed; and among these patients, only half are treated. Among the quarter of people with CNCDS who do receive care, only half achieve the desired clinical treatment targets. cumulatively, only around one in ten people with chronic conditions are treated successfully. This is mainly the result of inadequate management, but also of insufficient access to care and the existence of numerous financial barriers.

Several organizational models of CNCDS management have been proposed and implemented internationally. Perhaps the best known and most influential is the chronic care model, which focuses on linking informed, activated patients with proactive and prepared health-care teams. according to the CCM, this requires an appropriately organized health system linked with necessary resources in the broader community

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13/12/2012 00:00

14/12/2012 00:00

Washington, D.C.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Meeting

Dr. Alberto Barcelo