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    Guiding multimorbidity management

    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.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:223
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    Can Ariadne improve primary care?

    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.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:222
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    Limited healthcare for refugees

    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.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:228
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    A failure, but an educational one

    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.

    BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:824
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    How to improve hand hygiene compliance.

    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.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:611

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Omar Khan

Christiana Care, Department of Family & Community Medicine, and AI DuPont Hospital for Children, Department of Pediatrics