Hans H. P. Kluge

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The writing committee gratefully acknowledge the helpful contributions of the following in the writing, review and editing of the document:
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) jointly developed European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC) aimed at providing European Union (EU)-tailored standards for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis (TB). The International Standards for TB Care (ISTC) were(More)
PURPOSE To provide an overview of the tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the WHO European Region and evolution of public health response with focus on extra-pulmonary tuberculosis and Pott's disease. METHODS Authors reviewed regional strategic documents related to TB. The epidemiologic data were reviewed and analyzed. (More)
Integrated care has moved from the small niche it traditionally occupied in academia, accessible only to experts in the field and applied merely on a project specific or pilot effort basis, now to the radar of politicians and health system planners the world over. More than a buzzword for the 21st century, coordi-nated/integrated health services delivery is(More)
This policy summary is one of a new series to meet the needs of policy-makers and health system managers. The aim is to develop key messages to support evidence-informed policy-making and the editors will continue to strengthen the series by working with authors to improve the consideration given to policy options and implementation. Alternatively, complete(More)
BACKGROUND To assess progress in improving affordability of medicines since the introduction of mandatory health insurance in the Republic of Moldova. METHOD Using data from national health insurance, we estimate affordability of partially reimbursed medicines for the treatment of non-communicable diseases, and analyse which factors contributed to changes(More)
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