Managing patients with multimorbidity in primary care

Emma Wallace (Lead / Corresponding author), Chris Salisbury, Bruce Guthrie, Cliona Lewis, Tom Fahey, Susan M. Smith

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    Abstract

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    Multimorbidity is commonly defined as the presence of two or more chronic medical conditions in an individual and it can present several challenges in care particularly with higher numbers of coexisting conditions and related polypharmacy Practices should actively identify patients with complex multimorbidity and adopt a policy of continuity of care for these patients by assigning them a named doctor The adoption of a policy for routine extended consultations should be considered for particularly complex patients or the introduction of occasional “specific extended consultations.” allowing protected time to deal with problems encountered in the management of chronic diseases
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberh176
    Number of pages6
    JournalBMJ
    Volume350
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2015

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    Wallace, E., Salisbury, C., Guthrie, B., Lewis, C., Fahey, T., & Smith, S. M. (2015). Managing patients with multimorbidity in primary care. BMJ, 350, [h176]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h176