Multimorbidity and Equity in Health thematic series is launched

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Multimorbidity, the co-occurrence of health conditions in individuals and populations, is a phenomenon with high burden and high prevalence in persons and groups of disadvantaged circumstances, such as those of low socioeconomic status, immigrants, and ethnic/cultural minorities.

International Journal for Equity in Health has just launched a new thematic series on Multimorbidity and Equity in Health, which aims to contribute to the growing body of knowledge on multimorbidity (MM) and equity in diverse populations worldwide. It brings together papers on patterns and trends of MM inequity, variations in MM burden by social characteristics, and on the impact of MM inequity on health care resource use and outcomes.

In the series editorial, Dr Efrat Shadmi, the series editor and the co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal for Equity in Health, mentions,

“Two major challenges are at play in the design of current and future health care delivery: the growing diversity of patient populations and the increasing burden of multiple long-term conditions.”

highlighting the need for future research in these areas.

This new thematic series presents 11 articles from multiple geographical regions, including Eastern Mediterranean countries, America, Africa, Europe and the Western Pacific, on a wide range of topics such as MM and equity in childhood and adolescence, relationship between deprivation and MM, and the association between MM and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL).

If you would like more information about the Multimorbidity and Equity in Health thematic series, please visit the journal website or contact editorial@equityhealthj.com.