Setting and registry characteristics affect the prevalence and nature of multimorbidity in the elderly.

@article{Schram2008SettingAR,
  title={Setting and registry characteristics affect the prevalence and nature of multimorbidity in the elderly.},
  author={Miranda T Schram and Dinnus F Frijters and E H van de Lisdonk and Janneke Ploemacher and Anton J. M. de Craen and M. de Waal and Frank J A van Rooij and Jan Heeringa and Albert Hofman and Dorly J. H. Deeg and François Georges Schellevis},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 11},
  pages={1104-12}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to investigate how settings and registry characteristics affect the prevalence and nature of multimorbidity in elderly individuals. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We used data from three population-based studies, two general practitioner registries, one hospital discharge register, and one nursing home registry to estimate the prevalence of multimorbidity. Individuals aged 55 years and over were included. RESULTS Multimorbidity was most prevalent in nursing… CONTINUE READING
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