Review Article
Volume 2 Issue 2 - 2020
Multimorbidity: What is the Next Step?
Bárbara Machado1*, Nuno Araújo2 and Ricardo Castro3
1PhD Student in Public Health, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
2PhD in Health Management, Departamento das Ciências da Saúde, Escola Superior de Saúde de Vale do Ave, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Braga, Portugal
3MA in Education, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
*Corresponding Author: Bárbara Machado, PhD Student in Public Health, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.
Received: December 30, 2019; Published: January 30, 2020


Introduction: Multimorbidity has been the target of increasing interest from government entities, both for its high representativeness as well as for its economic, social and health impact. 

Objective: Understand the implications of multimorbidity for the Portuguese National Health Service, understand the implications of multimorbidity for individuals and propose strategies for more effective management of multimorbidity.

Method: It was developed a bibliographic review on the subject.

Results: Multimorbidity has been widely exploited worldwide and nationally. Old age, low socioeconomic status and unhealthy lifestyles have all been associated risk factors.

Conclusion: Collaborative tools are a new era in the fight against multimorbidity.

Keywords: Multimorbidity; Collaborative Architectures; Health Management; Portugal


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