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Polypharmacy and specific comorbidities in university primary care settings.

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Polypharmacy is associated with adverse events and multimorbidity, but data are limited on its association with specific comorbidities in primary care settings. We measured the prevalence of polypharmacy and inappropriate prescribing, and assessed the association of polypharmacy with specific comorbidities.
Adjusted morbidity groups: A new multiple morbidity measurement of use in Primary Care

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The Adjusted Morbidity Groups (GMA) is a new morbidity measurement developed and adapted to the Spanish healthcare System. It enables the population to be classified into 6 morbidity groups, and in turn divided into 5 levels of complexity, along with one healthy population group. Consequently, the population is divided into 31 mutually exclusive categories.
Qualitative Evaluation of the Implementation of an Integrated Care Delivery Model for Chronic Patients with Multi-Morbidity in the Basque Country

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The objective of this study was to assess a model for improving healthcare integration for patients with multiple chronic diseases in an integrated healthcare organisation in the Basque Country and to propose areas for improvement.
Using Electronic Health Record Data to Measure Care Quality for Individuals with Multiple Chronic Medical Conditions.

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The objective of this article is to inform the development of a data-driven measure of quality care for individuals with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) derived from an electronic health record (EHR).
Frailty and multimorbidity: Two related yet different concepts

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The extension of life expectancy is a global phenomenon. The growth in the ageing population has created a new health scenario in which there is a higher prevalence of frailty and multimorbidity.
CRONIGAL: Prognostic index for chronic patients after hospital admission

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The objective of this article is to have followed patients admitted to a Polypathology and Advanced Age Unit for two years in order to identify the variables that best define the mortality prognosis at medium-term (1–2 years) for chronic and polypathological patients requiring admission at an Internal Medicine Department.
Integrated care in the management of chronic diseases: an Italian perspective.

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This letter provides a view on the issue of the organizational model of Primary Care Groups (PCGs), which represent a best practice in continuity and appropriateness of care for chronic patients.
The Social Determinants of Chronic Disease

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This review article addresses the concept of the social determinants of health (SDH), selected theories, and its application in studies of chronic disease.
mHealth Interventions to Counter Noncommunicable Diseases in Developing Countries: Still an Uncertain Promise

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mHealth constitutes a promise for health care delivery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where health care systems are unprepared to combat the threat of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
Integrated innovative solutions to improve healthcare scheduling

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The paper presents a new scheduling method of medical appointments for chronic patients. Taking into account the current situation, in which, especially due to the growing number of chronic patients, both hospitals and primary care units have to cope with a permanently increasing number of appointments, one of the main goals of the proposed method is to balance the workload of the medical staff.