Bruce Guthrie, Professor of Primary Care Medicine at the University of Dundee in Scotland, says there isn’t a big bang solution to multimorbidity. Reblogged with permission from CMAJ Blogs.
Multimorbidity is usually defined as present when people have two or more chronic conditions. It’s an idea that appeals to medical generalists because it makes clear that specialist care that only focuses on one of those conditions may sometimes be too narrow, particularly when someone has very many conditions or when the conditions they have are very different. Physical and mental health conditions are the exemplar of the latter, with many countries having separate services for each that rarely communicate or consider the interaction between mind and body. Continue reading