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BMC Family Practice

Special Collection: Impact of Comorbidity and multimorbidity on primary care

Comorbidity and multimorbidity have been shown to be associated with adverse health outcomes, such as poor quality of life, disability, psychological problems and increased mortality. They also associated with increased frequency of health-service use involving emergency hospital admission, adverse drug events, poly-pharmacy, duplicate testing and poor care co-ordination.

BMC Family Practice is pleased to present a thematic series entitled: Impact of Comorbidity and multimorbidity on primary care practice. Guest edited by our Section Editor Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, this series examines the breadth of comorbidity and multimorbidity research and their impact on clinical practice.


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Aims and scope

BMC Family Practice is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of primary health care, including clinical management of patients, professional training, shared decision making, and the organisation and evaluation of health care in the community.


Section Editors

Attila Altiner, Section Editor

Attila Altiner is Professor and Head of the Department of General Practice at the University of Rostock, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany.

His main research interests are medical decision-making, patient empowerment, and the design and implementation of educational interventions to improve the quality of care.

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