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Multimorbidity in primary care: protocol of a national cross-sectional study in Switzerland

Published inBMJ open, vol. 5, no. 10, e009165
Publication date2015

With the ageing of the population and the general improvement of care, an increasing number of people are living with multiple chronic health conditions or 'multimorbidity'. Multimorbidity often implies multiple medical treatments. As a consequence, the risk of adverse events and the time spent by patients for their treatments increase exponentially. In many cases, treatment guidelines traditionally defined for single conditions are not easily applicable. Primary care for individuals with multimorbidity requires complex patient-centred care and good communication between the patient and the general practitioner (GP). This often includes prioritising among the different chronic conditions.

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Communication
  • Comorbidity
  • Cost of Illness
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Disease Management
  • General Practice
  • General Practitioners
  • Humans
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Primary Health Care
  • Research Design
  • Switzerland
Citation (ISO format)
DÉRUAZ-LUYET, Anouk et al. Multimorbidity in primary care: protocol of a national cross-sectional study in Switzerland. In: BMJ open, 2015, vol. 5, n° 10, p. e009165. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009165
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ISSN of the journal2044-6055

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