Background: Providing high-quality care for patients with multimorbidity is challenging. Clinical practice guidelines focus on single diseases and may contain conflicting recommendations if applied to patients with multiple conditions. While guidelines can address multimorbidity to a greater extent, more attention could also be paid to the appropriate use of guidelines in practice, considering reasons for not following specific recommendations in guidelines based on specific individual circumstances.
- To present one patient case from clinical practice illustrating the dilemma (see attachment).
- To exchange knowledge, experiences, and potential solutions with participants of the workshop.
- To define general principles and opportunities for guideline developers and users in addressing multimorbidity in clinical practice.
- Introduction (10 min)
- Presentation of patient case (10 min)
- Participants will break into small groups and will be asked to define potential solutions for improving guidelines and suggestions to optimise care for patients with multimorbidity. (40 minutes).
- Plenary feedback, conclusions and recommendations (30 minutes).