[Multiple chronic conditions and morbidity burden: challenges and considerations for an organizational strategy]. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Technological advances combined with the aging of the population bring about an increasingly growing number of patients with chronic conditions and multi-morbidity. Multi- morbidity, the co-occurrence of chronic and/or non-chronic conditions in an individual, is the norm among elderly patients, and is becoming increasingly common among younger adults. The Israeli health system, like other systems worldwide, is faced with the challenges posed by the increase in complex multi-morbidity, in an era of growing fiscal constraints, a situation that can induce financial and organizational crises. To effectively cope with such circumstances, a paradigm shift is needed. Health systems need to focus on overall morbidity burden and multi-morbidity (rather than the prevailing one disease at a time approach) and on better care integration. The Israeli health system entails many of the …

publication date

  • January 1, 2012