No longer diseases of the wealthy: prevalence and health-seeking for self-reported chronic conditions among urban poor in Southern India

@inproceedings{Bhojani2013NoLD,
  title={No longer diseases of the wealthy: prevalence and health-seeking for self-reported chronic conditions among urban poor in Southern India},
  author={Upendra M Bhojani and Thriveni S Beerenahalli and Roopa Devadasan and C. M. Munegowda and Narayanan Devadasan and B. Criel and Patrick Kolsteren},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The burden of chronic conditions is high in low- and middle-income countries and poses a significant challenge to already weak healthcare delivery systems in these countries. Studies investigating chronic conditions among the urban poor remain few and focused on specific chronic conditions rather than providing overall profile of chronic conditions in a given community, which is critical for planning and managing services within local health systems. We aimed to assess the prevalence… CONTINUE READING
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