An investigation of multimorbidity measures as risk factors for pneumonia in elderly frail patients admitted to hospital.

OBJECTIVES To investigate the association of different chronic comorbidities, considered singularly and together in Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) indexes, with pneumonia diagnosis in a group of elderly frail hospitalized patients. DESIGN AND METHODS With a retrospective cohort design, all clinical records of frail (Rockwood ≥ 5) nonterminal… CONTINUE READING