Guidelines and multimorbidity

Forcing reality into inappropriate disciplinary frameworks

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7385 (Published 6 November 2012)
Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7385

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  1. David P Kernick, general practitioner1
  1. 1Devon Primary Care Trust, St Thomas Medical Group, Exeter EX4 1HJ, UK
  1. david.kernick{at}nhs.net

The article on adapting clinical guidelines to take account of multimorbidity builds on the reductionist misconception that each disease can be identified and managed individually.1 Rather than forcing reality …

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