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

Déruaz-Luyet, Anouk
N'Goran, A Alexandra
Tandjung, Ryan
Frey, Peter
Zeller, Andreas
Rosemann, Thomas
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Published in BMJ open. 2015, vol. 5, no. 10, e009165
Abstract 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.
Keywords AdolescentAdultChronic DiseaseCommunicationComorbidityCost of IllnessCross-Sectional StudiesDisease ManagementGeneral PracticeGeneral PractitionersHumansPatient-Centered CarePhysician-Patient RelationsPractice Patterns, Physicians'Primary Health CareResearch DesignSwitzerland
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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 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:86069

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