The Prevalence of Disease Clusters in Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Diseases – A Systematic Literature Review

@inproceedings{Sinnige2013ThePO,
  title={The Prevalence of Disease Clusters in Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Diseases – A Systematic Literature Review},
  author={Judith Sinnige and Joris Braspenning and Francois G Schellevis and Irina Stirbu-Wagner and Gert P. Westert and Joke C. Korevaar},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Since most clinical guidelines address single diseases, treatment of patients with multimorbidity, the co-occurrence of multiple (chronic) diseases within one person, can become complicated. Information on highly prevalent combinations of diseases can set the agenda for guideline development on multimorbidity. With this systematic review we aim to describe the prevalence of disease combinations (i.e. disease clusters) in older patients with multimorbidity, as assessed in available… CONTINUE READING

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