Comorbidity in patients with cancer: prevalence and severity measured by cumulative illness rating scale.

@article{Wedding2007ComorbidityIP,
  title={Comorbidity in patients with cancer: prevalence and severity measured by cumulative illness rating scale.},
  author={Ulrich Wedding and Bernd Roehrig and Almuth Klippstein and Peggy Steiner and Thomas Sch{\"a}ffer and Ludger Pientka and Klaus Hoeffken},
  journal={Critical reviews in oncology/hematology},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={269-76}
}
Comorbidity is defined as the presence of one or more diseases in addition to an index disease. In elderly people, the number and severity of comorbidity increase with age. We report the comorbidity data of 536 patients treated as in-patients: 231 elderly cancer patients (ECP), 172 younger cancer patients (YCP) and 133 elderly patients admitted for non… CONTINUE READING