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Aten Primaria. 2016 Dec;48(10):674-682. doi: 10.1016/j.aprim.2016.06.003. Epub 2016 Aug 3.

[Adjusted morbidity groups: A new multiple morbidity measurement of use in Primary Care].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Instituto Catalán de la Salud, Departamento de Salud, Generalidad de Cataluña, Barcelona, España. Electronic address: dmonterde@gencat.cat.
2
Servicio Catalán de la Salud, Departamento de Salud, Generalidad de Cataluña, Barcelona, España.

Abstract

The Adjusted Morbidity Groups (GMA) is a new morbidity measurement developed and adapted to the Spanish healthcare System. It enables the population to be classified into 6 morbidity groups, and in turn divided into 5 levels of complexity, along with one healthy population group. Consequently, the population is divided into 31 mutually exclusive categories. The results of the stratification in Catalonia are presented. GMA is a method for grouping morbidity that is comparable to others in the field, but has been developed with data from the Spanish health system. It can be used to stratify the population and to identify target populations. It has good explanatory and predictive results in the use of health resources indicators. The Spanish Ministry of Health is promoting the introduction of the GMA into the National Health System.

KEYWORDS:

Agrupador de morbilidad; Atención primaria; Chronic diseases; Cronicidad; Morbidity measurements; Multimorbilidad; Multiple morbidity; Primary Care

PMID:
27495004
DOI:
10.1016/j.aprim.2016.06.003
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