An integrated chronic disease management model: a diagonal approach to health system strengthening in South Africa

J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Nov;25(4):1723-9. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2014.0176.


The integrated chronic disease management model provides a systematic framework for creating a fundamental change in the orientation of the health system. This model adopts a diagonal approach to health system strengthening by establishing a service-linked base to training, supervision, and the opportunity to try out, assess, and implement integrated interventions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease / therapy*
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / organization & administration*
  • Health Facility Administration
  • Health Information Management / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Medical Informatics / organization & administration
  • Models, Organizational
  • Organizational Innovation
  • South Africa