The third of JA-CHRODIS Webinar series focused on the work of the Multimorbidity work package and took place on Tuesday, 18th of October, from 14-15h (CET).
Life expectancy in the EU is higher than ever before, due in part to good and improving healthcare. However, the co-occurrence of multiple chronic conditions in one person, i.e. multimorbidity, has become increasingly common as well. 65% of people over 65 are affected by multimorbidity. This number rises to 85% for the 85-year-old group.
Complex healthcare needs of multimorbid patients require the involvement of a large number of healthcare providers and a vast amount of resources. Often patient care is fragmented, expensive and fails to respond to the needs of the patient. While there are examples of comprehensive care programmes being implemented in relatively small populations, there are no widely accepted care models available across the EU Member States, due to organisational differences.
The Multimorbidity work package reviewed existing patient-centred comprehensive care programmes in order to identify the needs of the participating countries’ healthcare systems and developed a new comprehensive care model that foresees improved care and coordination and better support of patients’ self-empowerment.
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The recording of the webinar is available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spmJCOVl6cw