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BARRERA-ORTIZ, Lucy; CARRILLO-GONZALEZ, Gloria M; CHAPARRO-DIAZ, Lorena  and  SANCHEZ-HERRERA, Beatriz. A model for addressing the chronic disease care burden in Colombia. Orinoquia [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.1, pp.89-99. ISSN 0121-3709.

A proposal regarding a model for approaching the chronic disease (CD) care burden was constructed; it was based on experience, research and a review of the pertinent literature. Such model was validated by peer review (i.e. experts in the field) using criteria related to understandability, clarity, coherence, sufficiency, relevance and pertinence and then submitted to a field trial involving 144 professionals from different areas of the healthcare field drawn from five macro-regions in Colombia. Such approach regarding a model for addressing the burden of caring for people suffering from CD in Colombia and the proposed indicators for operationalising it (i.e. strictly defining variables into measurable factors) should lead to relevant health policy initiatives being implemented which should ensure health benefits for patients and the Colombian health system.

Keywords : Caregiver; family; cost of chronic disease; chronic disease; Colombia.

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