Confronting The Chronic Disease Burden In Latin America And The Caribbean

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The United States is not alone in facing increasing incidence and prevalence of chronic conditions as a contributor to poorer health and growing health care spending. Latin America and the Caribbean face similar burdens, but they have fewer resources with which to respond.

Glassman A, Gaziano TA, Bouillon Buendia CP, Guanais de Aguiar FC. Confronting The Chronic Disease Burden In Latin America And The Caribbean. Health Affairs. 2010; 29(12): 2142-2148. Available at: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/29/12/2142.full.pdf+html 


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Much remains to be done to cope with the emerging public health and fiscal threat posed by increases in chronic conditions. However, a set of studies sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank bring good news on potentially cost-effective strategies to improve coverage and outcomes. They should help move the growing epidemic of chronic diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean to the forefront of health policy in the region.


Glassman A, Gaziano TA, Bouillon Buendia CP, Guanais de Aguiar FC

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