Multimorbidity in general practice: prevalence, incidence, and determinants of co-occurring chronic and recurrent diseases.

@article{Akker1998MultimorbidityIG,
  title={Multimorbidity in general practice: prevalence, incidence, and determinants of co-occurring chronic and recurrent diseases.},
  author={Marjan van den Akker and Frank Buntinx and Job Metsemakers and Susanne Roos and J. Andr{\'e} Knottnerus},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={367-75}
}
Increasing numbers of people are found to have two or more diseases at the same time, which is termed multimorbidity. We studied the prevalence, incidence, and determinants of multimorbidity and the statistical clustering of chronic and recurrent diseases in a general practice setting. Prevalence of multimorbidity increased with all age groups from 10% in the 0-19-year-old age group up to 78% in subjects aged 80 and over. Increasing age, lower level of education, and public health insurance… CONTINUE READING
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