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Chronic diseases: 2010–2011 progress of the unit for chronic patients and evidence-based medicine of Donostia Hospital/Patologías crónicas: evolución 2010–2011 de la unidad de crónicos y medicina basada en la evidencia del Hospital Donostia

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This article is published in a peer reviewed section of the International Journal of Integrated Care 1 Volume 12, 29 May 2012 Publisher: Igitur publishing URL:http://www.ijic.org URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-112955 / ijic2012-20 Copyright: Conference abstract Chronic diseases: 2010–2011 progress of the unit for chronic patients and evidence-based medicine of Donostia Hospital/Patologías crónicas: evolución 2010–2011 de la unidad de crónicos y medicina basada en la evidencia del Hospital Donostia Joxe Artetxe, Unit for Chronic Patients and Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), Donostia Hospital, Donostia, Basque Country, Spain Kepa Aranegi, Unit for Chronic Patients and EBM, Donostia Hospital, Donostia, Basque Country, Spain Mª Isabel Huertas, Unit for Chronic Patients and EBM, Donostia Hospital, Donostia, Basque Country, Spain Jose Emparanza, Donostia Hospital, Basque Country, Spain Iñaki Dorronsoro, Donostia Hospital, Basque Country, Spain Elena Suquía, Donostia Hospital, Donostia, Basque Country, Spain Correspondence to: Joxe Artetxe, Unit for Chronic Patients and Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), Donostia Hospital, Paseo Doctor José Beguiristain s/n 20014, Donostia, Basque Country, Spain, E-mail: [email protected] Keywords heart failure, pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive, frail elderly, nursing home, self care, fallo cardiaco, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica, paciente frágil, residencia gerontológica, autocuidado 1 Introduction Donostia hospital has a catchment population of 700,000 covering the province of Gipuzkoa (Basque Country, Spain). In 2009, the management of chronic patients was identified as a strategic area for the hospital, a spe- cific structure being established in 2011 for the study of chronicity and improvement in its management: the unit for chronic and convalescent patients and evidence- based medicine (EBM). The core of the care provided in this unit has a common element: the management of processes based o

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