Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Healthy Ageing Challenge Framework
The Centre for Ageing Better developed the Healthy Ageing Challenge Framework, which is intended to stimulate ideas and provide thinking points for the ISCF.
The Centre for Ageing Better is a charity, funded by an endowment from The National Lottery Community Fund, working to create a society where everyone enjoys a good later life. We want more people to be in fulfilling work, in good health, living in safe, accessible homes and connected communities.
Healthcare interventions for the management of the elderly multimorbid patient
The management of multimorbid patients presents many challenges for Europe. As healthcare systems remain single-disease focussed, the optimal healthcare pathway for multimorbid patients is very complex. Healthcare costs associated with multimorbidity are high and rising. An estimated 55% of all healthcare costs are due to multimorbidity. Currently, there are limited means to address effectively the complex needs of multimorbid patients and caregivers. There is a lack of best practices. As a result, multimorbid patients suffer from inappropriate interventions, including delays in the care pathway, polypharmacy, adverse drug reactions, or non-adherence to treatments. This leads to a highly negative impact on the quality of life of individuals and is often associated with significant costs, some of which are avoidable.