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Auditor general calls for more chronic illness care improvements

Services for patients with chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes need to be improved, says a watchdog.

About a third of the Welsh adult population - 800,000 people - are affected by a chronic condition.

But services were "poorly co-ordinated" despite some improvements, the report by the Wales Audit Office warned.

The Welsh government said it would consider the findings alongside its existing plans for improvements.

Steffan Messenger reports.

  • 27 Mar 2014
  • From the section Wales
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