Published: 29 October 2016
Author(s): F. Fiammengo, A. Perciaccante
Issue: October 2016
Section: Letter to the Editor

The Italian Health Minister recently elaborated the “national plan of the chronicity”, a document which governs the care and the protection of the patients suffering from chronic diseases [1]. The new strategy places the individual/patient at the center of the care system, providing a care plan characterized by personalized diagnostic and therapeutic pathways. The patient is not a “passive” care user, but he actively collaborates with the management of his health condition. Thus, the base of this new strategy is the empowerment of the patient.

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