High Symptom Burden in Older Adults: A Clarion Call for Geriatrics and Palliative Care Research and Training

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Fecha de publicación: 18 december 2018

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15674

Autores: Lauren J. Hunt PhD, RN, FNP‐BC., Alexander K. Smith MD, MS, MPH

Background: Geriatric research over the past several decades has robustly described the clinical complexity of older adults. Disability, frailty, multimorbidity, dementia, polypharmacy—all of these conditions increase in prevalence with age and have been associated with nursing home placement, hospitalizations, and mortality.

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