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
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.