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Improving access to effective care for people with chronic respiratory symptoms in low and middle income countries.

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Mortimer, Kevin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8118-8871, Cuevas, Luis ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6581-0587, Squire, Bertie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7173-9038, Thomson, Rachael and Tolhurst, Rachel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3005-6641 (2015) 'Improving access to effective care for people with chronic respiratory symptoms in low and middle income countries.'. BMC Proceedings, Vol 9, Issue Suppl 10, S3.

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Abstract

Chronic respiratory symptoms are amongst the most common complaints among low and middle-income country (LMICs) populations and they are expected to remain common over the 10 to 20 year horizon. The underlying diseases (predominantly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and tuberculosis) cause, and threaten to increasingly cause, substantial morbidity and mortality. Effective treatment is available for these conditions but LMICs health systems are not well set up to provide accessible clinical diagnostic pathways that lead to sustainable and affordable management plans especially for the chronic non communicable respiratory diseases. There is a need for clinical and academic capacity building together with well-conducted health systems research to underpin health service strengthening, policy and decision-making. There is an opportunity to integrate solutions for improving access to effective care for people with chronic respiratory symptoms with approaches to tackle other major population health issues that depend on well-functioning health services such as chronic communicable (e.g. HIV) and non-communicable (e.g. cardiovascular and metabolic) diseases.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The 2014 CAHRD (Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Delivery) Consultation, Liverpool, UK 12-13 June 2014
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WF Respiratory System > WF 140 Diseases of the respiratory system (General)
WF Respiratory System > WF 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1186/1753-6561-9-s10-s3
SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: JISC Pubrouter
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 11:38
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 10:07
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/7009

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