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Introduction: Advances and challenges in care of older people with chronic illness

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    • Increased use of multiple prescription medications has been shown to raise the risk of adverse drug interactions for older adults. The risk of injury is associated with the use of…  
    • The most common cause of hospitalization and rehospitalization in Americans age 65 and older is congestive heart failure.  
    • Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of death in Americans age 65 and older.  
    • The median age for cancer diagnosis in the U.S. is 70 years.