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Primary Care in Practice

Integration is Needed

Edited by Oreste Capelli

Local Health Authority of Modena

The development of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) for the care of patients with chronic diseases has focused on the integration of taking charge of the patient and his family within primary care. The major critical issues in the implementation of the CCM principles are the non-application of the best practices, defined by EBM guidelines, the lack of care coordination and active follow-up of clinical outcomes, and by inadequately trained patients, who are unable to manage their illnesses. This book focuses on these points: the value of an integrated approach to some chronic conditions, the value of the care coordination across the continuum of the illness, the importance of an evidence-based management, and the enormous value of the patients involvement in the struggle against their conditions, without forgetting the essential role of the caregivers and the community when the diseases become profoundly disabling.

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Primary Care in PracticeIntegration is NeededEdited by Oreste Capelli

Published: May 11th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/59524

ISBN: 978-953-51-2400-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2399-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7280-2

Copyright year: 2016

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10837 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. Integrated Care for Chronic Diseases – State of the Art

By O. Capelli, B. Quattrini, F. Abate, B. Casalgrandi and I. Cacciapuoti


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2. Promoting Self-Management and Patient Empowerment in Primary Care

By Claire Collins and Andree Rochfort


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3. Integrated Care for Heart Failure in Primary Care

By Monica Lorenzini, Caterina Ricci, Silvia Riccomi, Federica Abate, Barbara Casalgrandi, Benedetta Quattrini, Gianbattista Spagnoli, Letizia Reggianini and Oreste Capelli


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4. The Management of Dementia in Primary Care

By Luc Pieter De Vreese, Luigi De Salvatore, Lara Rovesta and Andrea Fabbo


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5. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in People Affected with Diabetes in Primary Care

By Lucia Borsari, Monica Lorenzini, Silvia Riccomi, Valentina Solfrini, Marco Vinceti and Oreste Capelli


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6. Integrated Activities in Primary Care – Minor Surgery in Family Medicine

By José María Arribas Blanco, Shabnan Habibi, Nuria Rodríguez Pata and José Ramón Castello Fortet


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7. Allergic Sensitization in Rhinitis and Asthma

By Eleonora Savi, Silvia Peveri and Oreste Capelli


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