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Magnitude and Impact of Multimorbidity on Clinical Outcomes in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease: A Literature Review
University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications
  • Mayra Tisminetzky, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Robert J. Goldberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jerry H. Gurwitz, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine; Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Meyers Primary Care Institute
Date
5-1-2016
Document Type
Article
Abstract
The authors aim to synthesize the current literature on the magnitude and impact of multimorbidity on clinical outcomes in older adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Most studies reported a significant association between the number of morbidities and the risk of dying. Multimorbidity was assessed either by counting the number of conditions or by use of the Charlson or Elixhauser indices. There are limited data available on the magnitude and impact of multimorbidity on clinical outcomes in patients with CVD and essentially no data on universal health outcomes (eg, health-related quality of life, symptom burden, and function).
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Citation: Clin Geriatr Med. 2016 May;32(2):227-46. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2016.01.014. Link to article on publisher's site
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Keywords
  • Cardiovascular disease,
  • Clinical outcomes,
  • Elderly,
  • Multimorbidity
PubMed ID
27113143
Citation Information
Mayra Tisminetzky, Robert J. Goldberg and Jerry H. Gurwitz. "Magnitude and Impact of Multimorbidity on Clinical Outcomes in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease: A Literature Review" Vol. 32 Iss. 2 (2016) ISSN: 0749-0690 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_goldberg/456/