Definition og afgrænsning af multisygdom: Definition and delimitation of multimorbidity

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Multimorbidity is often defined as two or more long-term conditions, the definition may, however, vary. This review summarises various definitions of multimorbidity. The prevalence of multimorbidity in Denmark is between 7% and 29% depending on data sources and definition and is increasing with age; nonetheless most patients with multimorbidity are of working age. Several multimorbidity indices have been developed for research purposes, but with no clinical consensus. The concept of complex multimorbidity adds psychosocial context and health-care patterns to better describe the group of patients with multimorbidity having the highest needs.

Original languageDanish
Article numberV05230340
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number42
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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