The terms multimorbidity and frailty are increasingly used in the medical literature to measure the risk profile of an older individual in order to support clinical decisions and design ad hoc interventions. The construct of multimorbidity was initially developed and used in nongeriatric settings. It generates a monodimensional nosological risk profile, grounding its roots in the somewhat inadequate framework of disease. On the other hand, frailty is a geriatric concept that implies a more exhaustive and comprehensive assessment of the individual and his/her environment, facilitating the implementation of multidimensional and tailored interventions. This article aims to promote among geriatricians the use of terms that may better enhance their background and provide more value to their unrivaled expertise in caring for biologically aged persons.

Cesari, M., Perez-Zepeda, M. U., Marzetti, E., Frailty and Multimorbidity: Different Ways of Thinking About Geriatrics, <<JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION>>, 2017; 18 (4): 361-364. [doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2016.12.086] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/171753]

Frailty and Multimorbidity: Different Ways of Thinking About Geriatrics

Cesari, Matteo;Marzetti, Emanuele
2017

Abstract

The terms multimorbidity and frailty are increasingly used in the medical literature to measure the risk profile of an older individual in order to support clinical decisions and design ad hoc interventions. The construct of multimorbidity was initially developed and used in nongeriatric settings. It generates a monodimensional nosological risk profile, grounding its roots in the somewhat inadequate framework of disease. On the other hand, frailty is a geriatric concept that implies a more exhaustive and comprehensive assessment of the individual and his/her environment, facilitating the implementation of multidimensional and tailored interventions. This article aims to promote among geriatricians the use of terms that may better enhance their background and provide more value to their unrivaled expertise in caring for biologically aged persons.
2017
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Cesari, M., Perez-Zepeda, M. U., Marzetti, E., Frailty and Multimorbidity: Different Ways of Thinking About Geriatrics, <<JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION>>, 2017; 18 (4): 361-364. [doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2016.12.086] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/171753]
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