hcq volume 21, issue 3, P8-11 2018 DOI: 10.12927/hcq.2018.25709 View full text
Laura Rosella, Kathy Kornas

Abstract: Almost all Ontarians die with multimorbidity, and most accumulate more than five conditions over their lifetime. Our health system is still largely focused on specialties and treating one disease at a time-an approach that is incompatible with the healthcare needs of patients with multiple and often complex chronic conditions. This burden requires a health system that recognizes that patients will more likely live and die with multiple chronic conditions than not (i.e., multimorbidity management versus special…

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