Project title: Multimorbidity clusters in secondary care
Funder: NHS Grampian Endowments
Duration: April 19 – March 2020
Chief Investigator: Ms Lynn Robertson
Other UoA Investigators: Professor Corri Black, Dr Jess Butler, Dr Marj Johnston, Dr Simon Sawhney, Dr Rute Vieira
- Study Findings
This study aimed to identify and characterise multimorbidity clusters, using linked inpatient hospital records, for a large, unselected, hospital cohort. The cohort comprised of adults admitted to hospital within Grampian, Scotland, in the year 2014 who had two or more chronic conditions (from a list of 30 conditions) diagnosed within a 5-year prior period. Clusters of conditions were defined from clinical review and assessing prevalence with patient groups. Factors that varied greatly between clusters included age, sex, and deprivation.
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Robertson, L., Vieira, R., Butler, J. et al. Identifying multimorbidity clusters in an unselected population of hospitalised patients. Sci Rep 12, 5134 (2022).