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Special Issue "Prevention Better than Cure for Long Term Conditions?"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020) | Viewed by 5910
Special Issue Editors
Interests: harmaceutical public health; minor ailments management; self-care and evaluation of new pharmacy services
Interests: cardiovascular disease; adherence to medication; service developments
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Special Issue Information
The increased prevalence of an aging population and the rise in long-term conditions pose a significant impact on health systems and social care. There is an essential need to find health solutions and to support patients in their care. The demographic shift is not only a challenge in itself, but also has an effect on productivity, as people living with a long-term condition are less likely to be working than the general population. The most common of the chronic diseases are cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and respiratory disease, accounting for millions of deaths worldwide every year. Healthcare systems need to provide an essential re-design of services and take drastic steps to meet the needs of patients with long-term conditions, reducing disability and multi-morbidity. To meet such challenges, solutions could include making better use of technologies; supporting patients in their self-care; providing regular health screening programmes; and adapting a proactive, holistic, and preventive model of care to relieve pressures on both primary and secondary care.
Dr. Zahraa Jalal
Dr. Vibhu Paudyal
Manuscript Submission Information
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- long-term conditions
- information technologies
- patient centred care
- aging population