Perspectives, constructs and methods in the measurement of multimorbidity and comorbidity: a critical review

Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Brian Federick Oldenburg, Geoffrey Setswe, Julian Elliott

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Multimorbidity/comorbidity measurements involve the consideration of several perspectives. The four major constructs of multimorbidity/comorbidity measurement are magnitude, severity, pattern and burden. There are two major approaches of measuring multimorbidity and comorbidity. The first approach reduces measurements of multiple diseases to a single condition and the second approach uses clustering of diseases and cases in to relevant non-random groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 11
Number of pages11
JournalThe Internet Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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