Integrating care for people with multimorbidity: what does the evidence tell us?

Some 50 million Europeans live with multimorbidity and their numbers are likely to grow. They have complex health problems and need ongoing care.  Policymakers all over Europe are alarmed by the challenge this poses to their health systems and social services, many have put multimorbidity high on their policy agenda. The European Commission has mobilized research to help them, including the ICARE4EU project which looked at new approaches to integrated care. The five policy briefs share the project findings. They consider: how to improve the design of integrated care for people with multimorbidity; how to make new models more applicable; and how to make implementation more effective.

The concrete lessons they offer on multimorbidity care are intended to help policymakers as they adapt their health systems to this pressing challenge.