The Prevalence of Chronic Diseases and Multimorbidity in Primary Care Practice: A PPRNet Report

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Multimorbidity (multiple chronic illnesses) greatly affects the delivery of health care and assessment of health care quality. There is a lack of basic epidemiologic data on multimorbidity in the United States. This article addresses the prevalence of 24 chronic illnesses and multimorbidity from primary care practices across the United States.

Ornstein SM, Nietert PJ, Jenkins RG, Litvin CB. The Prevalence of Chronic Diseases and Multimorbidity in Primary Care Practice: A PPRNet Report. J Am Board Fam Med. 2013 Sep 1;26(5):518–24. 


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24/09/2013

This cross-sectional study was conducted in the PPRNet, a practice-based research network among 226 practices in 43 states that maintains a clinical database derived from a common electronic health record. Practices providing data as of October 1, 2011, and their active adult patients comprised the population used for analyses. The prevalence of each chronic illness and multimorbidity were calculated.


Ornstein SM, Nietert PJ, Jenkins RG, Litvin CB.

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