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Chapter : Introduction
This section includes a series of chapters which examine care provision in the context of policy; the epidemiology of long-term conditions (LTCs); perceptions and assessment of risk; the role of carers in supporting people with LTCs; and the ethical challenges that arise when caring for people with LTCs. These all combine to demonstrate the range of issues that need to be considered when Delivering health and social care for people with long-term conditions.
The World Health Organization recommends comprehensive and integrated action to prevent and control chronic diseases (long-term conditions), involving a combination of population wide approaches to reduce risks, and strategies that target individuals at high risk or with established [Page 140]disease. However, ensuring that health and social care services can deliver this system-wide action, ...