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Morbidity - Comorbidity and multimorbidity. What do they mean?
Comorbidity simply means more than one illness or disease occurring in one person at the same time and multimorbidity means more than two illnesses or diseases occurring in the same person at the same time.
Dr Eileen Burns looks at how Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, better communication and palliative care principles can improve the quality of end of life care for older people, and asks: what constitutes a good death?
Nutritional Advice in Common Clinical Situations
The incidence of under nutrition among patients admitted to hospitals in UK is around 28% and is 25% greater in older people. Under nutrition results in longer lengths of stay in hospital. In care homes, 30% of residents were found to be undernourished.
Clinical guidelines on falls and fractures
Guidelines from NICE and Public Health England on prevention of falls and fractures, and the diagnosis and management of hip fractures.
Clinical guidelines on advance care planning, multimorbidity and winter deaths
Clinical guidelines from the BGS / RCP and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on advance care planning, multimorbidity and the risks associated with cold homes in winter.