Multimorbidity: the case for prevention

Head, Anna ORCID: 0000-0002-4577-9869, Fleming, Kate ORCID: 0000-0002-6572-5016, Kypridemos, Chris ORCID: 0000-0002-0746-9229, Pearson-Stuttard, Jonathan and O'Flaherty, Martin ORCID: 0000-0001-8944-4131
(2021) Multimorbidity: the case for prevention. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, 75 (3). pp. 242-244.

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Multimorbidity is of increasing concern for healthcare systems globally, particularly in the context of ageing population structures, such as in the European Union and the UK. Although there is growing attention on developing strategies to manage the health and healthcare burden of older patients with multimorbidity, little research or policy focus has been placed on how to best prevent the development of multimorbidity in future generations. In this research agenda piece, we argue for a shift from a sole focus on the management of multimorbidity in old age to a multimorbidity agenda that considers prevention and management throughout the life-course.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public health, Prevention, Epidemiology of chronic diseases
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Population Health
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2021 09:11
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:35
DOI: 10.1136/jech-2020-214301
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