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BMC Family Practice

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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.

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Mark Harris, Section Editor

Mark is foundation Professor of General Practice, Executive Director of the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity and Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales.  His main research areas are on chronic illness prevention and management in primary health care and health equity.

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