Integrated Disease Management
PAHO. Innovative Care for Chronic Conditions: Organizing and Delivering High Quality Care for Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases in the Americas. 2013
This report describes a model of health care that could deliver integrated management of NCDs within the context of primary health care (PHC), and provides practical guidance for health care program managers, policy- makers, and stakeholders on how to plan and deliver high-quality services for people with CNCDs or CNCD risk factors.
WHO. Preparing a Health Care Workforce for the 21st Century – The challenge of chronic conditions, 2005
It's never to late to change your habits, and by establishing a healthy lifestyle now, you'll continue to reap the rewards in the future. Relevant information about diabetes o blood sugar; foot care, Hypertension, and Physical activity and more.
The Chronic Care Passport is a patient-held card used by patients with CNCDs such as diabetes, hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
OPS. Manual para la Implementación de Proyectos Colaborativos para el mejoramiento de la calidad de atención a las personas con enfermedades crónicas, 2007 (In Spanish)
En América Latina, el número estimado de personas con diabetes en el año 2000 fue de 13,3 millones, y para el 2030 se ha proyectado en 32,9 millones de personas, o una duplicación del número de casos.
Key issues. Chronic Diseases are the main public health challenge of the 21st century The management of chronic diseases is complex and requires a well-trained health force. Although there are notable exceptions, most health systems today are still trying to manage chronic problems using acute care mentality, methods and systems.
PAHO supports the strengthening of primary health care (PHC) and the integrated, population-based management of chronic diseases which features clinical guidelines and evidence-based protocols, monitoring, quality improvement and the organization of proactive care.