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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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PINZON-ESPITIA, Olga Lucía; CHICAIZA-BECERRA, Liliana; GARCIA-MOLINA, Mario  and  GONZALEZ-RODRIGUEZ, Javier Leonardo. Disease management programs in the 21st century. rev.fac.med. [online]. 2016, vol.64, n.4, pp.735-740. ISSN 0120-0011.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/revfacmed.v64n4.55022.

Disease management started in the U.S. during the 1970s in order to decrease variability in clinical and managerial processes, control costs, and improve the quality of attention. Throughout the 21st century, a growing body of literature has emerged allowing the assessment of concepts, components, methodologies and challenges of management disease programs. These programs have become into a unifying and innovative practice that allows involvement and coordination of different interest groups during implementation and development phases; such groups are also related to the management processes of chronic diseases.

Keywords : Disease Management; Cost of Illness; Heart Failure; Disease, Pulmonary; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Diabetes Mellitus (MeSH).; Spanish; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/revfacmed.v64n4.55022..

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