Multimorbidity and survival in older persons with colorectal cancer.

@article{Gross2006MultimorbidityAS,
  title={Multimorbidity and survival in older persons with colorectal cancer.},
  author={Cary P Gross and Zhenchao Guo and G J Mcavay and Heather G. Allore and Mary Young and Mary E. Tinetti},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={1898-904}
}
OBJECTIVES To ascertain the effect of common chronic conditions on mortality in older persons with colorectal cancer. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Population-based cancer registry. PARTICIPANTS Patients in the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare linked database who were aged 67 and older and had a primary diagnosis of Stage 1 to 3 colorectal cancer during 1993 through 1999. MEASUREMENTS Chronic conditions were identified using claims data, and vital status… CONTINUE READING