Sufferers from chronic conditions tend to slip under the radar of the health system. this is
because for decades the system has been based upon the logic of rescue, of saving lives and
so, therefore, has focused on acute illnesses. faced with the increase in chronic illnesses it
is necessary to complement this system with one which deals in terms of caring as well as
curing, one which offers continuity of care throughout a person’s life, with the added potential
of preventing unnecessary hospitalizations and thus reducing costs.