An L D Boone, Marta M Pisano-Gonzalez, Verushka Valsecchi, Siok Swan Tan, Yves-Marie Pers, Raquel Vazquez-Alvarez, Delia Peñacoba-Maestre, Graham Baker, Alberto Pilotto, Sabrina Zora, Hein Raat, Jose Ramón Hevia-Fernandez on behalf of the EFFICHRONIC Consortium
More than 70% of world mortality is due to chronic conditions. Furthermore, it has been proven that social determinants have an enormous impact on both health-related behaviour and on the received attention from healthcare services. These determinants cause health inequalities. The objective of this study is to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in five European regions, hereby focusing on vulnerable populations, and to increase the sustainability of health systems by implementing a chronic disease self-management programme (CDSMP).