La comorbilità nell'anziano: Epidemiologia e caratteristiche cliniche

Translated title of the contribution: Comorbility in the elderly: Epidemiology and clinical characteristics

Franco Rengo, C. Visconti, S. Moschella, D. Vozza, S. Coscia, D. Della Morte, G. Galizia, G. Gargiulo, P. Abete

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Abstract

Comorbidity is a peculiar clinical characteristic of elderly patients related to an age-related increased of chronic diseases. Epidemiological evidences demonstrate that comorbidity is strictly correlated to a high rate of hospitalization, disability and mortality. These findings are crucial to characterize the geriatric patient, and therefore, the frailty. In fact, the comorbidity, the disability and the frailty represent three clinical aspects that, if evaluated with the multidimensional approach, are able to define the age-related clinical severity and complexity.

Translated title of the contributionComorbility in the elderly: Epidemiology and clinical characteristics
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale di Gerontologia
Volume53
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Feb 2005

Keywords

  • Chronic diseases
  • Comorbility
  • Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Rengo, F., Visconti, C., Moschella, S., Vozza, D., Coscia, S., Della Morte, D., Galizia, G., Gargiulo, G., & Abete, P. (2005). La comorbilità nell'anziano: Epidemiologia e caratteristiche cliniche. Giornale di Gerontologia, 53(SUPPL. 1), 35-38.