Compression of morbidity in the elderly.

@article{Fries2000CompressionOM,
  title={Compression of morbidity in the elderly.},
  author={James F. Fries},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 16},
  pages={
          1584-9
        }
}
The Compression of morbidity paradigm envisions reduction in cumulative lifetime morbidity through primary prevention by postponing the age of onset of morbidity to a greater amount than life expectancy is increased, largely by reducing the lifestyle health risks which cause morbidity and disability. Recent data document slowly improving age-specific health status for seniors, indicate that postponement of the onset of disability by at least 10 years is feasible, and prove effectiveness of some… CONTINUE READING

Figures and Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 58 CITATIONS, ESTIMATED 99% COVERAGE

FILTER CITATIONS BY YEAR

2001
2019

CITATION STATISTICS

  • 1 Highly Influenced Citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 25 REFERENCES

Trading o€ longer life for worsening health: The expansion of morbidity hypothesis

SJ Olshansky, MA Rudberg, BA Carnes
  • J Aging Health 1991;3(2):194±216
  • 2000
VIEW 2 EXCERPTS

Aging better.

  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 1998

Bene®t of a favorable cardiovascular risk-factor pro®le in middle age with respect to medicare costs

ML Daviglus, K Liu, P Greenland
  • N Engl J Med
  • 1998
VIEW 1 EXCERPT

Predictors of healthy aging in men with high life expectancies.

  • American journal of public health
  • 1998
VIEW 1 EXCERPT