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Letters Challenge of multimorbidity

Managing multimorbidity: listening to patients and integrated care

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 26 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m713
  1. Charles Coughlan, clinical research fellow1,
  2. Mando Watson, consultant paediatrician2
  1. 1St Mary’s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
  2. 2Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. charles.coughlan{at}

We welcome the call from Whitty and colleagues for a coordinated, cross sectoral response to the challenges posed by multimorbidity.1 The authors, however, overlook two important factors that could help the profession to meet these demands—listening to patients and integrated care.

We agree that leadership and action from medical schools, professional bodies, regulators, and policy makers are essential to tackle this problem. But where are …

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