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Herz-Kreislauf-Krankheiten: ein medizinisches und soziales Problem


Gutzwiller, Felix (1988). Herz-Kreislauf-Krankheiten: ein medizinisches und soziales Problem. Sozial- und Präventivmedizin, 33(1):6-9.

Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases are still the most important cause of death in industrialized countries. In spite of enormous progress regarding prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, coronary heart disease remains the most important cardiovascular cause for early invalidity, professional inactivity and premature death. The direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases amount to 14.8% of total disease related costs. The future challenges are clear: this disease group is to a large extent preventable; efficient intervention models both on an individual and on a community level are available. Still, some more research on etiology, e.g. in relation to social class gradients is needed. In addition, the disease and its role within society and the health care structure should also be subject to research.

Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases are still the most important cause of death in industrialized countries. In spite of enormous progress regarding prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, coronary heart disease remains the most important cardiovascular cause for early invalidity, professional inactivity and premature death. The direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases amount to 14.8% of total disease related costs. The future challenges are clear: this disease group is to a large extent preventable; efficient intervention models both on an individual and on a community level are available. Still, some more research on etiology, e.g. in relation to social class gradients is needed. In addition, the disease and its role within society and the health care structure should also be subject to research.

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Other titles:Cardiovascular diseases: a medical and social problem
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:1988
Deposited On:11 Sep 2013 12:37
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 22:26
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0303-8408
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02083998
PubMed ID:3287793

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