CMAJ 2020 02;192(5):E107-E114
Centre for Academic Primary Care (Payne), Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; Primary Care Unit (Mendonca, Saunders, Edwards, Roland), Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; RAND Corporation (Elliott), Santa Monica, Calif.; Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health (Marshall), University College London Medical School, Royal Free Campus, London, UK.
Background: Health services have failed to respond to the pressures of multimorbidity. Improved measures of multimorbidity are needed for conducting research, planning services and allocating resources.
Methods: We modelled the association between 37 morbidities and 3 key outcomes (primary care consultations, unplanned hospital admission, death) at 1 and 5 years. Read More