Long-term chronic conditions

Long-term chronic conditions are defined as diseases that last for a longer period of time.[23] Chronic Conditions (e.g., osteoarthritis, chronic liver disease, low back pain) are major causes of disability, ill-health, health-related retirement and premature death.[24] [23] US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017). About Chronic Diseases [online]. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/about/index.htm [24] Ec.europa.eu (2021). Chronic diseases [online]. European Commission. https://ec.europa.eu/info/research-and-innovation/research-area/health-research-and-innovation/chronic-diseases_en