The measurement of multiple chronic diseases--a systematic review on existing multimorbidity indices.

Vivian Vivian Benítez Hidalgo última modificación 15/07/2013 20:29

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. J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. 2011 Mar;66(3):301–11.


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Diederichs C, Berger K, Bartels DB.

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