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Comparing Multi-component Chronic-disease Programs to Disease-specific Programs

 
The provincial Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Strategy from 2008-12 (and then renewed until 2016) began with a focus on diabetes. The strategy had a stated intention to expand beyond diabetes to a broader chronic-disease management approach. This 30-day rapid synthesis summarized the research to review evidence that compares the effectiveness of general chronic-disease programs to disease-specific programs.
Rapid synthesis: