The Prevalence of Disease Clusters in Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Diseases - A Systematic Literature Review

dianagosalvez Diana Gosalvez Prados última modificación 19/12/2013 11:34

Since most clinical guidelines address single diseases, treatment of patients with multimorbidity, the co-occurrence of multiple (chronic) diseases within one person, can become complicated. Information on highly prevalent combinations of diseases can set the agenda for guideline development on multimorbidity. With this systematic review we aim to describe the prevalence of disease combinations (i.e. disease clusters) in older patients with multimorbidity, as assessed in available studies. In addition, we intend to acquire information that can be supportive in the process of multimorbidity guideline development.

Sinnige J, Braspenning J, Schellevis F, Stirbu-Wagner I, Westert G, et al. (2013) The Prevalence of Disease Clusters in Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Diseases – A Systematic Literature Review. PLoS ONE 8(11): e79641. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079641. Available at: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0079641


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19/12/2013
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Sinnige J, Braspenning J, F Schellevis, Stirbu-Wagner I, Westert G, Korevaar J.

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