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Impact of multiple impairments on quality of life, hospitalisations and use of aged-care services

Ee-Munn Chia, Jie Jin Wang, Elena Rochtchina and Paul Mitchell
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (9): 478-479.
Published online: 1 May 2006

To the Editor: Healthy ageing is listed as a National Research Priority by the Australian Government. The higher prevalence of sensory, cognitive and mobility impairments in older people presents a major challenge in achieving this goal. The effects of single impairments are recognised,1,2 but the cumulative effects of multiple impairments have not been reported from population-based samples.

  • Ee-Munn Chia
  • Jie Jin Wang
  • Elena Rochtchina
  • Paul Mitchell

  • Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.


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