Published in Globalization and Health
Edited by Prof S Yasin, Prof P Allotey, Prof D D Reidpath, Dr C Chan (Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia), Dr E Pitchforth (LSE), Dr A de-Graft Aikins (LSE & University of Ghana)
Chronic diseases are those which persist over time. Recent advances have supported increases in longevity, however many countries are struggling to find the right balance for health care financing. Chronicity affects not only the individual with the disease but also their immediate peer group and has implications for healthcare systems. In exploration into the concept of chronicity, it provides an opportunity to critique models of personal responsibility through to the health systems level and encourage the conceptualization of alternative health care delivery based on projections of chronic diseases into the future.
This collection includes articles from researchers, academics, policy makers and practitioners involved with or interested in exploring the value of chronicity as a concept in the management of chronic health conditions in a global health context.