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1993 1998 1994 1983 207 1997 1997 2000 1992 2000 1999 2001 initiated by health sciences. Joint research projects were clinic, research and education in a University Medical Center. especially effective in reducing the distance between the two On 7 January, 2008, an agreement to this effect was officially faculties, but the distance between academic and clinical signed by Maastricht University, FHML and azM. Maastricht research in the academic hospital was also mitigated. It University Medical Center+ (Maastricht UMC+) was the final disappeared completely when in the late 1990s it was and logical conclusion of the basic philosophy. concluded that health and disease could only be understood by integrating molecular biology and population knowledge and that health care would benefit from the integration of prevention and treatment. It also emerged that health care and patients gained when different aspects of care, cure and care, were integrated. In 2007 this led to a merger of the faculties of medicine and health sciences into the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML). Almost all research projects combined aspects of molecular medicine and public health with clinical research. In the care for patients with chronic disorders integral chains of care became the accepted model of care provision. In fact, the merger of the two faculties in 2007 also heralded a merger of


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