CfE Seminar - Understanding multi-morbidity and its inequalities using primary care records of adults registered to Leeds general practice
|Starts:||13:00 12 Feb 2020|
|Ends:||14:00 12 Feb 2020|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
Title: Understanding multi-morbidity and its inequalities using primary care records of adults registered to Leeds general practice
The population is living longer but not necessarily healthier lives, particularly due to the burden of chronic disease. As these diseases share the same modifiable risk factors (i.e. smoking, alcohol, exercise and obesity) and some conditions are risk factors for other chronic diseases, it is unsurprising that many people are diagnosed with more than one chronic disease. Data on the prevalence of multi-morbidity and its nature (i.e. which conditions are more likely to co-occur) are of important for commissioners and policy-makers both in local government (e.g. public health outcomes consequences, impact on disability claimants, social care) and in primary care (as the management of chronic disease is undertaken here).
We also know that the common modifiable risk factors are consequences of the wider circumstances that an individual experiences i.e. the social determinants of health. Therefore, does the combinations or clusters of multi-morbidity differ between different socio-economic groups?
Role: Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences
Organisation: Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
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