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Health and social care management for older adults with multimorbidity: a multi-perspective approach
Mälardalens University.
University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare. (Äldreforskning)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7117-9808
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, no 31, p. 96-103Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Multimorbidity, a condition common among olderadults, may be regarded as a failure of a complex system.The aim of this study was to describe the corecomponents in health and social care management forolder adults with multimorbidity. A cross-sectionaldesign included two methods: individual interviews andgroup discussions. A total of 105 participants includedolder adults with multimorbidity and their relatives,care staff and healthcare policymakers. Data were analysedusing content analysis. The results show thatseven core components comprise a multiperspective 

view of health and social care management for olderadults with multimorbidity: political steering, leadership,cooperation, competence, support for relatives, availabilityand continuity. Steps should be taken to ensure thatevery older adult with multimorbidity has a treatmentplan according to a multiperspective view to preventfragmentation of their health care. This study providesrelevant evidence developing a multiperspective modelof health and social care management for older adultswith multimorbidity.

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2017. no 31, p. 96-103
Keywords [en]
health care, management, multimorbidity, multiperspective, older adults, social care.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13086DOI: 10.1111/scs.12322OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-13086DiVA, id: diva2:1163771
Available from: 2017-12-08 Created: 2017-12-08 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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