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Patients with multimorbidity are frequently seen in primary care; Christiane Muth and colleagues present the Ariadne principles, offering guidance in decision making for multimorbidity in primary care and focusing on realistic treatment goals.
The Ariadne principles developed by Muth et al. aim to improve multimorbidity management; here Peter Bower discusses the challenges in implementing these changes in primary care, and highlights further research into effective management of multimorbidity is still needed.
In refugees from 90 camps, there are low rates of primary care visits for emotional disorders and substance use compared with epilepsy, despite contrasting prevalence rates, suggesting these problems may be unattended by refugee health services.
A trial testing interventions for psychosocial problems in teenagers failed to recruit enough participants, but did provide data on why adolescents refused to take part, lessons that will be valuable in planning future trials.
Senior Hospital Managers think that hand hygiene programmes could be strengthened by taking into account patient interactions with non-clinical, as well as clinical, staff and by senior staff championing and mandating best practice initiatives.
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