Tag Archives: Multimorbidity

Better management of patients with multimorbidity

In a recent BMJ article, Charlotte Paddison and I argue that we need a new approach to patients with multimorbidity. Or not so much a new approach as rediscovering some old values. First, we argue that we need to put more value on clinical judgement. Guidelines are generally developed for people with single conditions and …read more

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Multimorbidity and hospitalisation

Recent work published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) shows the impact on unplanned hospital admissions of mental health problems and socioeconomic deprivation, over and beyond physical multimorbidity.

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What do we mean by ‘multimorbidity’?

Multimorbidity is becoming the norm, not the exception. There are currently 15 million people in the UK with long-term conditions. Of these, 6.75 million (45%) have more than one long-term condition. And this number is rising. Fast. We are witness to growing interest in multimorbidity among health services researchers, and among the policy community. However …read more

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