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Payment systems to improve quality, efficiency, and care coordination for chronically ill patients - a framework and country examples.
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Wisbaum W (eds.) The triple aim for the future of health care. FUNCAS
Social and Economic Studies: Madrid: Funcas,
Care for people with chronic conditions is an issue of increasing importance in industrialized countries. Facing an aging population, the burden of chronic diseases is constantly growing. However, today chronic diseases are no longer considered a problem of the rich and elderly, since we know that within high-income countries, poor as well as young and middle-aged people are affected by chronic conditions. This has serious economic consequences that become apparent as expenditure on chronic care rises across countries.