Should endometriosis be managed within a chronic disease framework? An analysis of national policy documents.

  title={Should endometriosis be managed within a chronic disease framework? An analysis of national policy documents.},
  author={Rebecca O Hara and Heather Rowe and Louise Roufeil and Jane R W Fisher},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  volume={42 6},
  • Rebecca O HaraH. Rowe J. Fisher
  • Published 19 December 2018
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association
Objective The aim of this study was to determine whether endometriosis meets the definition for chronic disease in Australian policy documents. Methods A qualitative case study approach was used to thematically analyse the definitions contained in Australian chronic disease policy documents and technical reports. The key themes were then compared with descriptions of endometriosis in peer-reviewed literature, clinical practice guidelines and expert consensus statements. Results The search… 
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