General practice, multimorbidity and evidence based policy making: A key challenge

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316359
Title:
General practice, multimorbidity and evidence based policy making: A key challenge
Authors:
Murphy, ME; Glynn, L; Murphy, AW
Affiliation:
NUI Galway
Citation:
Murphy, ME, Glynn, L, Murphy, AW. General practice, multimorbidity and evidence based policy making: A key challenge. Vol.107 No.4 Irish Medical Journal. 2014.
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316359
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Dr. Iona Heath, former President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, asked the medical profession to rise to the â challenge of multimorbidityâ 1 . Heath argued for the â necessary paradigm shift from a disease based model of care to one that focuses on care for patientsâ and to move away from single-disease focused guidelines, which silo patients inappropriately. Multimorbidity is defined as the co-existence of two of more chronic illnesses within the same patient 2 . We know that multimorbidity is very common- half of all patients over 65 will have at least three coexisting diseases, with 20% having over five 3 .
Keywords:
GENERAL PRACTICE; MORBIDITY; HEALTH POLICY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, MEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGlynn, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, AWen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-01T09:57:51Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-01T09:57:51Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationMurphy, ME, Glynn, L, Murphy, AW. General practice, multimorbidity and evidence based policy making: A key challenge. Vol.107 No.4 Irish Medical Journal. 2014.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/316359-
dc.descriptionDr. Iona Heath, former President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, asked the medical profession to rise to the â challenge of multimorbidityâ 1 . Heath argued for the â necessary paradigm shift from a disease based model of care to one that focuses on care for patientsâ and to move away from single-disease focused guidelines, which silo patients inappropriately. Multimorbidity is defined as the co-existence of two of more chronic illnesses within the same patient 2 . We know that multimorbidity is very common- half of all patients over 65 will have at least three coexisting diseases, with 20% having over five 3 .en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTICEen_GB
dc.subjectMORBIDITYen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen_GB
dc.titleGeneral practice, multimorbidity and evidence based policy making: A key challengeen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNUI Galwayen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
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