Published: 17 January 2023
Author(s): M Bernabeu-Wittel, O Para, J Voicehovska, R Gómez-Huelgas, J Václavík, E Battegay, M Holecki, B.C. van Munster, EFIM Multimorbidity Working Group
Issue: March 2023
Section: Original article

By 2060, the number of Europeans above age 65 is projected to increase from 88 to 153 million [1]. In consequence, the true challenge for European health care systems is to prepare for this monumental change in demography. Aging is closely related to the development of chronic diseases, which cumulate during life. This relatively recent phenomenon has given rise to the term multimorbidity (MM), defined as the presence of two or more chronic diseases at the same time in the same patient or a more recent and restricted definition the complex interactions of several co-existing diseases (


Stay informed on our latest news!


This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.