HOSPICOM: FROM HOSPITAL TO COMMUNITY: A PROPOSAL OF INTEGRATED SERVICES OF CARE MODEL
Chronic conditions represent today one of the most relevant problems and challenges in Europe. Reported by the World Health Organisation , today, about 80%-90% of deaths are due to chronic diseases. But what is particularly relevant , is the increasing incidence and prevalence among population of the patient with multiple chronic conditions. In all EU Member States chronic diseases creates new challenges in terms of healthcare organisation, balance between the different levels of care and system financing, in a context of growing expectations of the population and possible decrease in resources available.
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