Multimorbidity: the impact on health systems and their development

Guthrie, B., Wyke, S. , Gunn, J., van den Akker, J. and Mercer, S.W. (2011) Multimorbidity: the impact on health systems and their development. In: Health Reform: Meeting the Challenge of Ageing and Multiple Morbidities. OECD: Paris, France, pp. 173-221. ISBN 9789264122307 (doi:10.1787/9789264122314-en)

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the descriptive epidemiology of multimorbidity in terms of its prevalence and distribution within the population and its associations with mortality, functional status and quality of life, and health services use and healthcare quality and safety. The analysis draws on both the published literature and on data about the prevalence of 40 long term conditions from 1.75 million primary care patients in Scotland. The implications for health service organisation and the measurement of health system performance for people with multimorbidity are discussed.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wyke, Professor Sally and Mercer, Professor Stewart
Authors: Guthrie, B., Wyke, S., Gunn, J., van den Akker, J., and Mercer, S.W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Publisher:OECD
ISBN:9789264122307

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