Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University

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The ACHRU's Recent Article on Multiple Chronic Conditions is in BMC Geriatrics

ACHRU researchers have found there is a large gap between the needs of older adults and caregivers and the ability of health and social care systems to meet those needs. Healthcare for multiple chronic conditions (MCC) was experienced as piecemeal and fragmented with little focus on the person and family as a whole.

These important findings from the ACHRU’s latest publication, in BMC Geriatrics, provide a foundation for the design of care processes to more optimally address the needs-service gap that is integral to the experience of managing MCC.

Ploeg J, Matthew-Maich N, Fraser K, Dufour S, McAiney C, Kaasalainen S, Markle-Reid M, Upshur R, Emili A. (2017) Managing multiple chronic conditions in the community: a Canadian qualitative study of the experiences of older adults, family caregivers and healthcare providers. BMC Geriatrics. DOI: 10.1186/s12877-017-0431-6

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Published on: February 13, 2017

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