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Epidemiology and impact of multimorbidity in primary care: a retrospective cohort study.

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BACKGROUND: In developed countries, primary health care increasingly involves the care of patients with multiple chronic conditions, referred to as multimorbidity. AIM: To describe the epidemiology of multimorbidity and relationships between multimorbidity and primary care consultation rates and continuity of care. DESIGN OF STUDY: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Random sample of 99 997 people aged 18 years or over registered with 182 general practices in England contributing data to the...

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Publisher copy:
10.3399/bjgp11x548929

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Salisbury, C More by this author
Johnson, L More by this author
Valderas, JM More by this author
Montgomery, AA More by this author
Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
61
Issue:
582
Pages:
e12-e21
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:9c3a4eea-a26d-44df-b8ea-3f5d61377c72
Source identifiers:
127357
Local pid:
pubs:127357

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