We currently have a number of projects in the area of multimorbidity – examining its epidemiology, causes and outcomes.

Current projects:

  • Multimorbidity in secondary care: Using routine healthcare data to understand the measurement, burden and impact of multimorbidity in hospitalised patients. Contact Lynn Robertson.
  • Using the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s (ACONF) cohort to study the prevalence of multimorbidity, the early and later life risk factors for multimorbidity, and the life course factors determining resilience to multimorbidity. Multimorbidity is being measured in two ways: via patient self-report and via secondary care linked data. Contact Dr Marjorie Johnston.
  • Studying the prevalence of multimorbidity and the role of mental health conditions in an Australian primary care cohort (Diamond). Collaboration between Dr Marjorie Johnston and the University of Melbourne. Contact Dr Marjorie Johnston.