Measures of multimorbidity and morbidity burden for use in primary care and community settings: a systematic review and guide.

@article{Huntley2012MeasuresOM,
  title={Measures of multimorbidity and morbidity burden for use in primary care and community settings: a systematic review and guide.},
  author={Alyson Louise Huntley and Rachel Johnson and Sarah Purdy and Jose Maria Valderas and Christopher Salisbury},
  journal={Annals of family medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={134-41}
}
PURPOSE Many patients consulting in primary care have multiple conditions (multimorbidity). Aims of this review were to identify measures of multimorbidity and morbidity burden suitable for use in research in primary care and community populations, and to investigate their validity in relation to anticipated associations with patient characteristics, process measures, and health outcomes. METHODS Studies were identified using searches in MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception to December 2009 and… CONTINUE READING
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