Multimorbidity's many challenges

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Patients with multiple conditions are the rule rather than the exception in primary care.

Fortin M, Soubhi H, Hudon C, Bayliss EA, Van Den Akker M. Multimorbidity's many challenges. BMJ. 2007; 334: 1016. Available at: http://www.bmj.com/content/334/7602/1016


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30/10/2012

In a recent study of 21 family practices in the Saguenay region, Quebec, the prevalence of multimorbidity was 69% in 18-44 year olds, 93% in 45-64 year olds, and 98% in those aged over 65, and the number of chronic conditions varied from 2.8 in the youngest to 6.4 in the oldest.1 Other countries report a similar burden.The number of Americans with multimorbidity is estimated to rise from 60 million in 2000 to 81 million by 2020.


Fortin M, Soubhi H, Hudon C, Bayliss EA, Van Den Akker M.

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