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Multimorbidity


 

Content developed by Clarity Informatics, providers of online solutions to support the nursing community through appraisals and revalidation 

INTRODUCTION

Multimorbidity is an increasingly problematic issue for healthcare delivery and healthcare professionals. People with multimorbidity are more likely to attend, and to require health and social care assistance more frequently, especially unplanned admissions to hospital, iatrogenic problems from polypharmacy and are at risk of premature death.

The burden of care for these individuals is significant across primary, secondary and community care. The prevalence of multimorbidity is thought to be around 27%.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of this module you will be better able to:

  • Identify people who would benefit from a multimorbidity approach
  • Assess people with multimorbidity
  • Manage people with multimorbidity
This resource is provided at an intermediate level by Clarity Informatics. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.
Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.