Frailty predicts short-term survival even in older adults without multimorbidity

Published: 24 June 2018
Author(s): Alberto Zucchelli, Davide L. Vetrano, Alessandra Marengoni, Giulia Grande, Giuseppe Romanelli, Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Laura Fratiglioni, Debora Rizzuto
Issue: June 2018
Section: Original Article

Frailty and multimorbidity are both strongly associated with poor health-related outcomes, including mortality. Being multimorbidity one of the major determinants of frailty, we aimed to explore whether, and to what extent, frailty without multimorbidity plays an independent role in shortening life.