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Choroby przewlekłe. Obciążenie, jakość życia i konsekwencje ekonomiczne
Chronic diseases. Burden, quality of life and economic consequences

Author(s): Roman Topór-Mądry
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: chronic diseases; healthy ageing; quality of life; economic consequences; DALY; risk factors

Summary/Abstract: Chronic diseases are main reason of death in most of the countries around the world. Because of their nature and etiology the risk of chronic disease increases with age. Ageing of populations caused by low birth rate and increase of life expectancy have also impact on the increase of the prevalence of chronic diseases. Despite of mortality, chronic diseases are a reason of disability and low quality of life. Chronic diseases have also economic effects, influence current economy and future growth. Fortunately, many of the risk factors for chronic disease are known and can be prevented. All of mentioned aspects of chronic diseases were reason for development of the strategy of “healthy ageing” meaning, “helping people to live long and productive lives and enjoy a good quality of life”.

  • Issue Year: 9/2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 25-49
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish