Redesigning primary care to tackle the global epidemic of noncommunicable disease.

@article{Kruk2015RedesigningPC,
  title={Redesigning primary care to tackle the global epidemic of noncommunicable disease.},
  author={Margaret E. Kruk and Gustavo H Nigenda and Felicia Marie Knaul},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2015},
  volume={105 3},
  pages={431-7}
}
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have become the major contributors to death and disability worldwide. Nearly 80% of the deaths in 2010 occurred in low- and middle-income countries, which have experienced rapid population aging, urbanization, rise in smoking, and changes in diet and activity. Yet the health systems of low- and middle-income countries, historically oriented to infectious disease and often severely underfunded, are poorly prepared for the challenge of caring for people with… CONTINUE READING
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