Improving Outcomes for Noncommunicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

 
9781934831175: Improving Outcomes for Noncommunicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the main cause of death worldwide. The incidence, prevalence, and death rates from NCDs are expected to increase in the future. No single discipline can address the issues of prevention, early detection, access to care, and appropriate treatment that are needed to improve outcomes for NCDs; this will require transdisciplinary collaborations. Given the tremendous impact of NCDs on morbidity, mortality, and costs worldwide, there is little doubt that efforts to improve NDC outcomes are worthwhile.

The projects described in this book focus on the risk factors for treatment of the NCDs responsible for the greatest impact on morbidity and mortality: cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases. The pilot projects were carried out in low- and middle-income countries, which are disproportionately affected by NCDs. The lessons learned from these initial pilot projects have great potential to be increased in scale to reduce the devastating impact of noncommunicable diseases.

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Kenneth A. LaBresh, MD, is a Senior Fellow at RTI International. He is a clinical cardiologist and health service researcher with a primary interest in evidence-based medicine and health care quality improvement. Dr. LaBresh led the early development of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines quality improvement program for stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and resuscitation, which is now active in more than half of all U.S. hospitals and is used as a model for similar projects in China, Taiwan, India, and Brazil.

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