Contribution of Individual Diseases to Death in Older Adults with Multiple Diseases
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 07/11/2012
Tinetti ME et al. – The use of methods that focus on determining a single underlying cause may lead to underestimation of the extent of the contribution of some diseases such as dementia and respiratory disease to death in older adults and overestimation of the contribution of other diseases. Current conceptualization of a single underlying cause may not account adequately for the contribution to death of coexisting diseases that older adults experience.