Darryl Wieland

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BACKGROUND Measurement of comorbidity affects all variable axes that are considered in health care research: confounding, modifying, independent, and dependent variable. Comorbidity measurement particularly affects research involving older adults because they bear the disproportionate share of the comorbidity burden. METHODS We examine how well(More)
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) builds on On Lok's community-based care and financing model for disabled elderly people who are state certified as eligible for nursing home care. Yet PACE's diverse population has not been fully described. We obtained data for a complete cross-section of PACE participants from early 1997 (N = 2,917).(More)
O LDER adults comprise the vast majority of those contending with multiple medical problems and the burden of chronic illnesses and symptoms. They are the preponderance of those facing the final stages of life: about 70% are aged 65 years and older. Thus, it is fundamental that all health care providers understand the unique and diverse issues experienced(More)
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