‘Multimorbidity’: an acceptable term for patients or time for a rebrand?

Carolyn Chew-Graham, Liam O'Toole, Jane HM Taylor, Chris Salisbury

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The simultaneous presence of multiple pathological conditions is the norm.1 The construct of comorbidity was defined by Feinstein as: ‘any distinct additional entity that has existed or may occur during the clinical course of a patient who has the index disease under study’.2,3 Multimorbidity refers to the co-occurrence of multiple chronic conditions in an individual,4,5 or the presence of two or more long-term conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-373
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Issue number685
Early online date25 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

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