by Phillips J
Phillips J. The need for an ingegrated approach to supporting patients who should self manage. SelfCare 2012;3(2):33-41
The rise of lifestyle-related chronic disease in the UK and Europe has led to an increasing burden on healthcare systems. Much of the disease burden is recognised to be preventable or as having the potential to be reduced if citizens take a greater responsibility for their health and make changes to their lifestyles. Self management has been proposed as a key strategy in achieving this.