More than 1 in 4 people suffer from chronic illnesses. A staggering 75% of healthcare spending in Europe is linked to managing chronic conditions. Integrated care implies coordination and strong collaboration among healthcare actors, from primary care to rehabilitation, with the patients’ needs placed at the center. The goal is to provide higher quality care, improved health outcomes, and better patient experience within the care journey.
Policymakers and stakeholders are well aware of the importance of integrated care. In 2015, the ministers responsible for public health at regional and federal level in Belgium adopted a common plan to tackle chronic disease, entitled “Integrated Care for a better Health”. A series of pilot projects have been set up in the meantime, and the new government agreement refers explicitly to integrated care.
Through a series of targeted roundtables, the workstream aims to come to a set of recommendations that will be handed over to the medical societies and the world of politics for further discussion, refinement, dissemination and ultimately implementation to the benefit of Belgian patients.
Today, the workstream focuses on 3 specific lung diseases: asthma, COPD and diseases triggered by an underlying type-2 inflammation.
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