Are disease management programmes (DMPs) effective in improving quality of care for people with chronic conditions?

    Publication year: 2003

    Chronic diseases account for most of the burden of disease in the European Region. Although there are effective interventions for the management of various chronic conditions, there are also wide practice variations in the delivery of care. DMPs are one of the measures intended to address this situation. DMPs organize care in multidisciplinary, multicomponent programmes, in a proactive approach focusing on the whole course of a chronic disease, using evidence-based standards of care.