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The care cycle : an overview

  title={The care cycle : an overview},
  author={Xander A. Verbeek},
In many countries the healthcare system is at risk due to increasing demand and costs, poor quality of care, limited access, and inefficient, poorly coordinated care [1, 2]. Healthcare informatics solutions hold the promise of helping to solve these problems. In its 2001 report “Crossing the Quality Chasm”, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) concludes that such solutions should be designed to optimize care for patients’ needs across the entire continuum of care for a given medical condition [2]. 

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