Patients With Multiple Long-Term Health Conditions Report Poorer Healthcare Experiences

Patients with multiple long-term health conditions are more likely to report poorer experiences in primary care than those with fewer health problems, according to recent findings by researchers from the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe.

Patients with multiple long-term health conditions are more likely to report poorer experiences in primary care than those with fewer health problems, according to recent findings by researchers from the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe.

The research used data from nearly 1 million patients in England to understand how people with multimorbidity, or more than one long-term condition, felt about the care provided by their general practice surgery, what is known as general or family practice in the UK and the United States. People with multiple long-term health conditions reported worse primary care experiences overall—and specifically when it came to accessing care and communicating with doctors, nurses, and receptionists—than patients who had either one long-term health problem or none.

Read the commentary at RAND: http://bit.ly/1Fm2FKg