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Multiple conditions: exploring literature from the consumer perspective in Australia.
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PMID:  23051947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Following a workshop with people with multiple conditions, the Chronic Illness Alliance undertook a literature review to explore current literature about multiple conditions. METHODS: The literature search was performed using Medline, CINAHL, Google Scholar and Cochrane Library employing an extensive list of search terms and limited to English language journals between 1999 and 2009. Inclusion criteria for articles were those articles focussing on issues identified by consumers with more than one chronic illness and the health services working with them. RESULTS: The results reported in this article are definitions of multiple conditions, safety and quality of services, risks and benefits of treatments for multiple and rare conditions and coordination of services. DISCUSSION: The impact of multiple conditions or multimorbidities on health services has been researched internationally and identifies the barriers to good health care when multiple conditions are not recognized. While the issues for consumers with more than one condition are not well recognized, the barriers identified by the literature are of great importance to consumers. CONCLUSIONS: This review demonstrates that services and policies in Australia require specific reforms to better meet the needs of people with multiple conditions.
Christine Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1369-7625     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Expect     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815926     Medline TA:  Health Expect     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Chronic Illness Alliance, Camberwell, Vic., Australia.
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