Integrated, Patient-Partnered Approach Needed To Care For People Living With Diabetes, Other Chronic Conditions, Expert Says

World Economic Forum: Silos in health care are bad for us. Here’s the cure
Laurence Sperling, chair of the World Heart Federation group on the Roadmap for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention among People Living with Diabetes and professor in preventive cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine, discusses the importance of breaking down silos in health care and the need for an integrated approach, writing, “We need to take collective action to improve global health as well as health care in the future. We need an integrated and patient-partnered approach to caring for people living with diseases like diabetes. And we need to start breaking down silos at all levels to reap the economic and medical rewards this offers” (11/14).

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