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Letters Multiple illnesses

Effective and cost effective care for people with multiple serious illnesses

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 30 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2335
  1. Ellen Wright, GP and specialist in pain medicine,
  2. David McGavin, GP with special interest in chronic pain management
  1. Vanbrugh Community Pain Management and Kairos Rehabilitation Clinic, London SE10 9GB, UK
  1. ewright{at}

Hawkes reports that treatment for people with multiple serious illnesses is ineffective.1 The King’s Fund established the basic requirements for successfully managing long term conditions in its house of care model. The most elusive wall of the house continues to be engaged, informed patients. Running a new community pain and …

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