Multimorbidity, control and treatment of noncommunicable diseases among primary healthcare attenders in the Western Cape, South Africa.

@article{Folb2015MultimorbidityCA,
  title={Multimorbidity, control and treatment of noncommunicable diseases among primary healthcare attenders in the Western Cape, South Africa.},
  author={Naomi Folb and Venessa Timmerman and Naomi Sharlene Levitt and Krisela Steyn and Max Oscar Bachmann and C Driouichi Lund and Eric D Bateman and Carl F Lombard and Thomas A Gaziano and Merrick Zwarenstein and Lara Fairall},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2015},
  volume={105 8},
  pages={642-7}
}
BACKGROUND South Africa (SA) is facing a heavy burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Few studies address multimorbidity, control and treatment of NCDs in patients attending primary healthcare (PHC) clinics. OBJECTIVES To describe multimorbidity, related risk factors, disease severity and treatment status of patients with four important NCDs attending public sector PHC clinics in two districts in SA. METHODS A cross-sectional sample of patients completed baseline data collection for a… CONTINUE READING
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