Multimorbidity patterns of and use of health services by Swedish 85-year-olds: an exploratory study

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As life expectancy continues to rise, more elderly are reaching advanced ages (>=80 years). The increasing prevalence of multimorbidity places additional demands on health-care resources for the elderly. Previous studies noted the impact of multimorbidity on the use of health services, but the effects of multimorbidity patterns on health-service use have not been well studied, especially for very old people. This study determines patterns of multimorbidity associated with emergency-room visits and hospitalization in an 85-year-old population.

Dong HJ, Wressle E, Marcusson J. Multimorbidity patterns of and use of health services by Swedish 85-year-olds: an exploratory study. BMC Geriatr. 2013 Nov 6;13(1):120. Available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2318/13/120


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Dong HJ, Wressle E, Marcusson J.

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