Published: 19 July 2014
Author(s): S. Corrao, P. Santalucia, C. Argano, C.D. Djade, E. Barone, M. Tettamanti, L. Pasina, C. Franchi, T. Kamal Eldin, A. Marengoni, F. Salerno, M. Marcucci, P.M. Mannucci, A. Nobili, On behalf of REPOSI Investigators

Women live longer and outnumber men. On the other hand, older women develop more chronic diseases and conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and depression, leading to a greater number of years of living with disabilities. The aim of this study was to describe whether or not there are gender differences in the demographic profile, disease distribution and outcome in a population of hospitalized elderly people.


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