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NICE issues guidance to tackle multimorbidity

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 01 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1864
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

GPs should offer a tailored approach for people with multiple long term conditions to reduce the number of prescribed medicines and minimise side effects, new draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.1

The number of people in England with three or more long term health conditions is predicted to rise from 1.9 million in 2008 to 2.9 million in 2018. Care for people with multiple conditions is often complicated because the conditions themselves, and …

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