La multimorbidité n’est pas une maladie [Multimorbidity is not a diagnosis]

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serval:BIB_1B37778E939E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Institution
Title
La multimorbidité n’est pas une maladie [Multimorbidity is not a diagnosis]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Selby K., Mueller Chabloz Y., Schwarz J., Senn N.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
30/10/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
15
Number
669
Pages
1968-1971
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
We have been studying multimorbidity in epidemiology and clinical practice since the 1970s. Growing experience shows that the concept of multimorbidity is helpful for epidemiologists to describe population-level changes, but of little use to patients and clinicians who 'diagnose' multimorbidity. Several large, rigorous clinical trials show that organizational changes in primary care can improve the care of these complex patients, but do not improve directly health-related quality of life. This article describes the history of multimorbidity and results of recent randomized trials to prompt a discussion of new approaches to improve the experience of people living with multiple chronic diseases.
Keywords
Chronic Disease/epidemiology, Chronic Disease/therapy, Humans, Multimorbidity/trends, Primary Health Care/methods, Quality of Life, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
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