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Living well with chronic illness : a call for public health action / Committee on Living Well with Chronic Disease: Public Health Action to Reduce Disability and Improve Functioning and Quality of Life, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

      p. ; cm.

  Includes bibliographical references.

  ISBN 978-0-309-22127-6 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-22128-3 (pdf)

  I. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Living Well with Chronic Disease: Public Health Action to Reduce Disability and Improve Functioning and Quality of Life.

  [DNLM: 1. Chronic Disease—prevention & control. 2. Health Policy. 3. Population Surveillance. 4. Quality of Life. WT 30]

  362.1—dc23

2012012233

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