Measuring multiple morbidities to improve care of aging population

11 septiembre 2014

A collaborative study has measured multimorbidity — multiple diseases or medical conditions co-occurring in a single patient — and has determined which combinations of medical conditions are more prevalent by age, sex, and race/ethnicity in a geographically-defined American Midwestern population. Investigators say that their findings are valuable in light of the aging population, the need to plan and prioritize health care interventions, and have broad implications for clinical research.