Prevalence, pattern and correlates multimorbidity in primary care setting: an exploratory study in Odisha, India

Most research on multimorbidity has been conducted in developed countries, but countries such as India have a rapidly growing middle aged and elderly population which has the same long term conditions as those experienced in the West. This has major implications for health care systems which have tended to focus on infectious disease and do not have the infrastructure to support chronic disease management programmes. This study involves a systematic review of studies of the prevalence of multimorbidity in developing countries, followed by a study of the prevalence, correlates and consequences of multimorbidity in Orissa, India.
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