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NHS 'can't cope' with long-term medical conditions

11th May 2012

A study in The Lancet claims that the NHS is unable to cope with the increasing number of people under the age of 65 with long-term medical conditions.

Analysis of 1.75 million people in Scotland revealed that almost 25% had two or more chronic diseases but their care was often badly co-ordinated or inefficient. The study was led by researchers at universities in Glasgow and Dundee who suggest that a more personal approach to patients with complex problems is needed.

 

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