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Quelle organisation des soins pour le patient polymorbide?

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Perrier, A
Waeber, G
Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2013, vol. 9, no. 370, p. 174-8,180-1
Abstract Polymorbidity affects an increasing number of patients of all ages as demonstrated by a recent epidemiological study and represents a real challenge for the organization of health care. Appropriate management of polymorbid patients requires an interdisciplinary approach associating generalist and specialist physicians, but also nurses, other health professionals and social workers. An improvement in transition care between the community and the hospital is necessary in both directions. Prioritizing the treatment objectives is essential to allow patient adherence and avoid cumulative drug interactions and adverse effects. Those objectives are difficult to attain in the context of our present health care organization. This paper attempts to identify the difficulties involved in caring for polymorbid patients and propose ways to improve it.
Keywords Chronic Disease/epidemiologyComorbidityDisease ManagementHumansPatient Care Team/organization & administrationSwitzerland
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PMID: 23413646
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PERRIER, A et al. Quelle organisation des soins pour le patient polymorbide?. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2013, vol. 9, n° 370, p. 174-8,180-1. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:42454

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