Multiple chronic conditions: the need for integrated secondary care

Neth J Med. 2019 Aug;77(6):220-223.


Current hospital-level care is "mostly disease-specific and monodisciplinary-oriented". These three case reports show different journeys that patients with multiple chronic conditions experienced in Dutch secondary outpatient care, and aim to demonstrate why an integrated care approach might be beneficial for this group of patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated* / methods
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated* / standards
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment / methods
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Male
  • Multiple Chronic Conditions* / psychology
  • Multiple Chronic Conditions* / therapy
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Regional Health Planning / methods
  • Regional Health Planning / standards
  • Secondary Care / standards*