Co-morbidity does not reflect complexity in internal medicine patients.


Internal medicine patients are mostly elderly; they have multiple co-morbidities, which are usually chronic, rather than self-limiting or acute diseases. Neither administrative indicators nor co-morbidity indexes, though validated in elderly patients, are able to completely define these "complex" patients or to allow physicians to correctly "cope" with them… (More)


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@article{Nardi2007ComorbidityDN, title={Co-morbidity does not reflect complexity in internal medicine patients.}, author={Roberto Nardi and Giovanni Scanelli and Salvatore Corrao and Ido Iori and Giovanni Mathieu and Roberto Cataldi Amatrian}, journal={European journal of internal medicine}, year={2007}, volume={18 5}, pages={359-68} }