Good Health and Care from the Perspective of Persons with Multimorbidity


Markus Kraus and Thomas Czypionka contributed to the article "Defining good health and care from the perspective of persons with multimorbidity: results from a qualitative study of focus groups in eight European countries", published in the BMJ open journal. The prevalence of multimorbidity is increasing in many Western countries. Persons with multimorbidity often experience a lack of alignment in the care that multiple health and social care organisations provide. As a response, integrated care programmes are appearing. It is a challenge to evaluate these and to choose appropriate outcome measures. Focus groups were held with persons with multimorbidity in eight European countries to better understand what good health and a good care process mean to them and to identify what they find most important in each. Read the full paper online.