n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Lifestyle-related disease management : a case study : disease management




Extracted from text ... DISEASE MANAGEMENT It is estimated that up to 50% of health care expenditures are lifestyle-related and are, therefore, potentially preventable if detected at an early stage. Poor health due to preventable health risks may very well currently be one of the single most important underlying cost drivers in the health care cost spiral. Most wealthy countries are currently faced with a simple paradox. On the one hand, health awareness has never been higher. Yet, on the other hand, there is clear evidence that the bulk of morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs are now the result of avoidable illnesses. The ..


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