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A patient register definitely delivers important information on disease manifestation, prevention, curative as well as promotive aspects, and also demographic details of a patient. Maintenance of such registers is possible in developed countries, where well planned health care delivery is available. But what about other nations: those which not spend even the minimum requirement of their GDP on health care delivery?
Patient registries are now needed in developing and poor countries, one of whose main problems is health care delivery. The need is mainly to answer the problem of the increase in chronic diseases as well as lifestyle disorders like cancer, hypertension, diabetes, etc.
To overcome this each country must think of developing its own patient registers. These countries must plan competently and implement international standards and prevention strategies.
These patient registers must give importance to cultural, traditional and socioeconomic factors which influence disease manifestation in specific countries.
The World Health Organization and respective governments maintain their own patient registers with the help of NGOs and other agencies like the World Bank for financial aid.
In conclusion, by this type of measurement we can gather and deliver universal patient care.
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03 July 2016
Center for Integrative medicine and research (CIMR), Manipal University, Manipal 576 104