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July 23, 2018

Management of multimorbidity using a patient-centred care model: a pragmatic cluster-randomised trial of the 3D approach

Region: Europe Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Creating an enabling environment Source: The Lancet

The management of people with multiple chronic conditions challenges health-care systems designed around single conditions. There is international consensus that care for multimorbidity should be patient-centred, focus on quality of life, and promote self-management towards agreed goals. However, there is little evidence about the effectiveness of this approach. The article´s hypothesis was that the patient-centred, so-called 3D approach (based on dimensions of health, depression, and drugs) for patients with multimorbidity would improve their health-related quality of life, which is the ultimate aim of the 3D intervention.