Clinical update

Multiple morbidities assessment

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released its new guidelines on the care of people with multiple morbidities.
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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released its new guidelines on the care of people with multiple morbidities.

Essential facts

Multimorbidity, when a person has two or more long-term health conditions, is associated with a reduced quality of life, higher mortality, polypharmacy and high treatment burden, higher rates of adverse drug events, and much greater health service usage, including unplanned or emergency care.

Multimorbidity is a common problem, and occurs more frequently in older people and in those from less affluent areas.

What's new

People with multiple morbidities need a tailored approach to care, according to a guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

It recommends developing an individual management

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