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BMC Family Practice: highlights of 2017

BMC Family Practice has had another productive year, publishing important research relating to all aspects of primary care, from treatment of chronic conditions and mental health to prescribing habits and multi-disciplinary teams. Here we present four articles worth revisiting from 2017.

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

Chris Burton, Section Editor

Chris Burton is a GP and Professor of Primary Medical Care at the University of Sheffield. His main research and clinical interest is around persistent (“medically unexplained”) physical symptoms but his work extends to broader issues around the intersection of physical and mental health and the processes of diagnosis and reassurance.

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