Designing Integrated Approaches to Support People with Multimorbidity in Ontario

The challenges related to caring for patients who have multiple chronic health conditions (multimorbidity) are examined in this project, which started with the development of a knowledge synthesis that summarizes the best available global, national and provincial research evidence on issues related to the delivery of healthcare to this population. Multimorbidity is faced by a growing number of citizens, and has a significant impact on healthcare utilization and costs. It also affects quality of life, ability to work, employability and mortality. The knowledge synthesis informed the preparation of an issue brief that informed discussions at a stakeholder held in the fall of 2013.