Multiple morbidities

As the population ages, the number of people with three or more long term conditions is predicted to rise from 1.9 million in 2008 to 2.9 million in 2018.  The current disjointed approach which does not take account of multiple morbidities leads to high costs in urgent care.

See also our pages on long term conditions.

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Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

Information on prevalence can be found in the 'living well overview' section of our Health and Social Care Maps.

Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to multiple morbidities. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.


If you can't find what you were looking for, we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.