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A research collaborative that aims to transform the understanding of multiple long-term conditions in hospital patients.

About the research project

ADMISSION brings together scientists, clinicians and patients from five UK universities and hospitals. The admission collaborative includes:

  • Newcastle
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester Metropolitan
  • University College London
  • Dundee

Living with multiple long-term conditions, also known as multimorbidity, is very common among people admitted to hospital.

These patients often stay in hospital for longer and their recovery may be slower.

Care delivery in hospitals is not ideal. The hospital system was designed for the treatment of single conditions. Because of this, the care of patients with multimorbidity can be:

  • unsatisfactory
  • inefficient
  • costly