Bruce Guthrie is Professor of Primary Care Medicine at the University of Dundee in Scotland. He is a keynote speaker at this week's Society for Academic Primary Care annual conference in Oxford.
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 ...continue reading