Special Issue "Universal Health Coverage for Multimorbidity"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.
We are organizing a Special Issue on universal health coverage for multimorbidity in low-and middle-income countries in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information about the journal, we refer you to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of global disease burden, with 80% of NCD mortality occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). As the populations in these countries age, the prevalence of multimorbidity, defined as persons with two or more co-existing chronic conditions, will likely increase. A recent nationally representative Chinese study, based on 11 physical chronic conditions, found that the prevalence of multimorbidity increased from 51% in those aged between 50 and 54 years to 71% for those aged 75 years and above. Despite the growing prevalence of NCD multimorbidity in LMICs, there is little attention given to the impacts of multimorbidity on individuals and health systems as opposed to a single chronic disease.
The United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs in 2018 stressed the enormous challenge posed by the growing burden of NCDs for health systems in LMICs.
This Special Issue seeks contributions involving health system and health economics research in multimorbidity in topics such as
- The economic causes and consequences of multimorbidity in high- income countries (HICs), and LMICs;
- Health seeking behaviour for patients with multimorbidity in high-income countries (HICs) LMICs;
- Patterns of multimorbidity, including the relationships between physical and mental NCDs;
- Health policies and interventions to tackle risk factors for multimorbidity;
5. Health system reform to improve access and financial protection for patients with NCDs.
Dr. John Tayu Lee
Manuscript Submission Information
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- chronic condition
- non-communicable disease
- mental health condition
- primary care
- universal health coverage