#1 Characterization of multimorbidity patterns and association with health outcomes in the elderly


The main goal of Use Case 1 is to analyze the impact of multimorbidity patterns and polypharmacy on the 6-months mortality rate and cognitive impairment among elderly individuals in different health care settings.

To achieve the objective of Use Case 1, a retrospective study has been performed with data from 5 EU cohorts in different health care settings (hospital, primary care, nursing homes) and health research organizations:

  1. UNIGE: provides anonymized health care data from the EHR of the University Hospitals of Geneva.
  2. SAS: provides health care data from the EHR of the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville as part of the Andalusian Health Service.
  3. UCSC: provides health research datasets from two research studies carried out by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (SHELTER).
  4. UP: provides a health research dataset based on FRAILSURVEY, an initiative carried out by University of Porto.
  5. IACS: provides a health research dataset based on the EpiChron Cohort, a study carried out by the Instituto Aragones de Ciencias de la Salud.

The study population aiming to achieve the objective of Use Case 1 had the following inclusion criteria:

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients ≥ 65 years old.
  • Patients with at least two chronic diseases/comorbidities


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Projects: FAIR4Health

Study position: 0

Study type: Secondary data analysis

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Created: 6th Jul 2021 at 08:39

Last updated: 31st Mar 2022 at 17:21

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