Healthcare and Chronic Conditions
The number of patients with chronic illnesses is growing steadily in EU countries as a result of population ageing (demographic transition and changing lifestyles) and longer survival times. Locally, chronic illnesses account for the greatest disease burden and are associated with over two thirds of total deaths. They have a huge impact on patients and their families, the National Health System and society at large in terms of resources and productivity.
Offering more efficient and effective care to chronic patients, improving their health outcomes and reducing the frequency of exacerbations and complications are urgent goals for health systems. They are at the core of the challenge posed by chronicity.
Lines of research:
Clinical variation in medical practice and assessment of medical care of chronic patients.
Geographic and socio-economic inequality in health care.
Development of predictive models using clinical-administrative-real world databases.
Pharmacoepidemiology and causal inference.
Navarrabiomed - Centro de investigación biomédica
Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, edificio de investigación.
Calle Irunlarrea, 3. 31008 Pamplona, Navarra, España.