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Managing elderly persons with multiple illnesses in primary care

Tool to improve professional practice - Posted on Jun 04 2015

This guide proposes a comprehensive approach centred around caring for the elderly and their multiple diseases. It concerns both patients with loss of autonomy and those without.

Key points

  • With increasing life expectancy, the prevalence of chronic illnesses is also increasing on a regular basis. From the age of 75 years, it is very common for people to be suffering from at least two chronic illnesses. Added to the risks of multimorbidity are those associated with polypharmacy and the multiplicity of prescribers.

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