Editorial: Strengthening health systems to provide rehabilitation services

Etienne Krug & Alarcos Cieza, Bull World Health Organ 2017;95:167 Published online: March 2017

Abstract / Resumen:

The world faces new challenges in light of health and demographic trends: populations are ageing, and the number of people living with noncommunicable diseases and the consequences of injuries is increasing.1–3 The health, social and economic consequences of these trends should serve as a call to policy-makers to invest not only in health services that reduce mortality and morbidity, but also in those that improve functioning and consequently well-being. These latter outcomes are at the core of rehabilitation, yet rehabilitation services are often underdeveloped, underresourced and undervalued….

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