publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The epidemiology of multimorbidity in primary care: a retrospective cohort study

Cassell, Anna; Edwards, Duncan; Harshfield, Amelia; Rhodes, Kirsty; Brimicombe, David; Payne, Rupert; Griffin, Simon;
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  • Published: 17 Jan 2018 Journal: The British Journal of General Practice, volume 68, issue 669, pages e245-e251 (issn: 0960-1643, eissn: 1478-5242, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Background Multimorbidity places a substantial burden on patients and the healthcare system, but few contemporary epidemiological data are available. Aim To describe the epidemiology of multimorbidity in adults in England, and quantify associations between multimorbidity and health service utilisation. Design and setting Retrospective cohort study, undertaken in England. Method The study used a random sample of 403 985 adult patients (aged ≥18 years), who were registered with a general practice on 1 January 2012 and included in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Multimorbidity was defined as having two or more of 36 long-term conditions recorded in patient...
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free text keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/pubmedpublicationtype/D016428, Journal Article, /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/pubmedpublicationtype/D013485, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Research, comorbidity, health service utilisation, multimorbidity, primary health care, Humans, Chronic Disease, Hospitalization, Prevalence, Retrospective Studies, Cross-Sectional Studies, Age Factors, Sex Factors, Social Class, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Female, Male, Young Adult, United Kingdom, Family Practice, Cross-sectional study, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Epidemiology, Medical prescription, Retrospective cohort study, medicine.disease, Medical record, Socioeconomic status, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The epidemiology of multimorbidity in primary care: a retrospective cohort study

Cassell, Anna; Edwards, Duncan; Harshfield, Amelia; Rhodes, Kirsty; Brimicombe, David; Payne, Rupert; Griffin, Simon;