The Measurement of Multiple Chronic Diseases-A Systematic Review on Existing Multimorbidity Indices

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados última modificación 25/04/2011 11:00

Multimorbidity, defined as the coexistence of 2 or more chronic diseases, is a common phenomenon especially in older people. Numerous efforts to establish a standardized instrument to assess the level of multimorbidity have failed until now, and indices are primarily characterized by their high heterogeneity. Thus, the objective is to provide a comprehensive overview on existing instruments on the basis of a systematic literature review.

Diederichs C, Berger K, Bartels DB. The Measurement of Multiple Chronic Diseases-A Systematic Review on Existing Multimorbidity Indices. Journals of Gerontology Series A. 2011; 66(3): 301-311. Available at: http://biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/66A/3/301.full


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Diederichs C, Berger K, Bartels DB.

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