Multimorbidity in middle age predicts more subsequent hospital admissions than in older age: A nine-year retrospective cohort study of 121,188 discharged in-patients

Published: 20 December 2018
Author(s): Francisco T.T. Lai, Samuel Y.S. Wong, Benjamin H.K. Yip, Bruce Guthrie, Stewart W. Mercer, Roger Y. Chung, Gary K.K. Chung, Patsy Y.K. Chau, Eliza L.Y. Wong, Jean Woo, Eng-Kiong Yeoh
Section: Original Article

Previous research has suggested a differential short-term effect of multimorbidity on hospitalization by age, with younger groups affected more. This study compares the nine-year hospitalization pattern by age and multimorbidity status in a retrospective cohort of discharged in-patients, who represent a high-need portion of the population.