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Generalist solutions to complex problems: generating practice-based evidence - the example of managing multi-morbidity

Reeve, Joanne; Blakeman, Tom; Freeman, George K; Green, Larry A; James, Paul A; Lucassen, Peter; Martin, Carmel M; Sturmberg, Joachim P; van Weel, Chris

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BACKGROUND A growing proportion of people are living with long term conditions. The majority have more than one. Dealing with multi-morbidity is a complex problem for health systems: for those designing and implementing healthcare as well as for those providing the evidence informing practice. Yet the concept of multi-morbidity (the presence of >2 diseases) is a product of the design of health care systems which define health care need on the basis of disease status. So does the solution lie in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-08-07
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95521
Source: BMC Family Practice
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-14-112

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