The Growing Cost and Prevalence of People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Dr. Gerard Anderson, professor of health policy and management and international health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School Public Health, will share his recent keynote presentation from the 50th anniversary celebration of the OECD. His talk will focus on an important disconnect we face in combatting NCDs : while half of the cost of medical care in most industrialized countries goes toward the treatment of people with multiple chronic conditions, the research infrastructure, clinical education, payment and delivery systems and quality metrics are not oriented to effectively treat this population. This fact will complicate approaches in low and middle income countries especially, as the number of people either with multiple chronic conditions or the dual problem of chronic and infectious diseases is growing rapidly.
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