Med Care 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.
Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO Complex Care Services, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD Department of Epidemiology, S441A College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Office of Science Policy, Strategic Planning, Reporting, and Data, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Chicoutimi, Quebec, QC, Canada Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR Center for Outcomes Research, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Division of Health Care Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Background: Adults have a higher prevalence of multimorbidity-or having multiple chronic health conditions-than having a single condition in isolation. Researchers, health care providers, and health policymakers find it challenging to decide upon the most appropriate assessment tool from the many available multimorbidity measures.
Objective: The objective of this study was to describe a broad range of instruments and data sources available to assess multimorbidity and offer guidance about selecting appropriate measures. Read More