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Multimorbidity Toolkit

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

In July 2012, the AGS published the Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity: An Approach for Clinicians to address the many challenges in providing optimal care for frail older adults with multiple chronic conditions, or multimorbidity. The Guiding Principles outline an approach to managing patients with multimorbidity, one that is built on a firm understanding of the principles of evidence-based medicine, patient preferences and goals of care, clinically feasible methods for understanding prognosis, and the multi-factorial geriatric issues and syndromes that may be consequences of the combinations of diseases and conditions (e.g., polypharmacy).

The AGS has developed the Multimorbidity Toolkit with funding support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This Toolkit is meant to be used as a resource in understanding the Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity, and as a reference for clinicians in managing patients with multimorbidity.

Educational objectives: 

The learning objectives for this activity have been designed to address participant knowledge, competence, performance, and patient outcomes. At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe principles in applying clinical guidelines to patients with multimorbidity;
  • Discuss strategies for applying these principles in a clinical setting;
  • Identify barriers to the clinical application of these guiding principles and discuss solutions for overcoming these barriers.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Check out this associated product: Multiple Chronic Conditions: Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Strategies (MCC GEMS) App at http://pogoe.org/productid/21842  

Date posted: 
Thu, 06/11/2015
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 06/11/2015
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Suggested Citation:
Multimorbidity Toolkit. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/5185

Multiple Chronic Conditions: Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Strategies (MCC GEMS) App

:  
Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
0
Abstract: 

With a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has developed the Multiple Chronic Conditions: Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Strategies App (MCC GEMS) to address one of the greatest challenges in clinical care of older adults: providing optimal care for frail elders with multiple chronic conditions, or multimorbidity. 

Educational objectives: 

The MCC GEMS App will help guide the clinician through an approach to managing patients with multimorbidity, one that is built on a firm understanding of the principles of evidence-based medicine, patient preferences and goals of care, clinically feasible methods for understanding prognosis, and the multi-factorial geriatric issues and syndromes that may be consequences of the combinations of diseases and conditions (e.g., polypharmacy). This Approach is based on the AGS’s Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity: An Approach for Clinicians.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Login to www.GeriatricsCareOnline.org to view the accompanying online educational toolkit http://geriatricscareonline.org/toc/multimorbidity-toolkit/TK011.

Date posted: 
Thu, 06/11/2015
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 06/11/2015
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Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Multiple Chronic Conditions: Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Strategies (MCC GEMS) App. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/5185
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