Senior researcher General Practice Care, Person-centred Integrated Care
Multimorbidity: the Potku project, putting the patient in the drivers seat.
Rijken, M. Multimorbidity: the Potku project, putting the patient in the drivers seat. European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging: 2015Read online
Multimorbidity, which is the co-occurrence of several diseases in one person, has become a challenge in our western societies and even more health professionals are looking for innovative solutions to better address patients' needs through a "patient-centered" approach which takes into account the person in his/her complexity and context, rather than focusing on single diseases in the current "silo" manner. The Potku project, in Finland, is a pilot experience which has tested new ways of addressing chronic diseases, and in particular multimorbidity. Could you explain the most innovative elements of this initiative?