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Multimorbidity and multiple social disadvantage in a New Zealand high-needs free primary healthcare clinic population: a cross-sectional study

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posted by Research Admin 1 on 25 February 2019


Sharmaine Sreedhar
Lauralie Richard
Tim Stokes

Year of Publication



The New Zealand Medical Journal, 22nd February 2019, Volume 132 Number 1490

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



Multimorbidity increases with age and disproportionately affects Māori and Pacific people. Access to primary healthcare comes at a cost, unless 'third sector' (low-cost or free) clinics are available. However, the authors conclude that these high-needs patients are not receiving the healthcare they require under the traditional model. This cross-sectional study explores the prevalence of multimorbidity in all patients registered with a Dunedin free ‘third sector’ primary healthcare clinic.

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