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Lonely Elderly Patients Suffer Worse Health Outcomes

Key clinical point: Elderly patients who are lonely suffer worse health outcomes.

Major finding: More lonely older adults suffered from health symptoms in their last year of life than nonlonely older adults (odds ratio, 1.52; 95% confidence interval, 1.30-1.78).

Study details: A cohort study with 2,896 subjects

Disclosures: The authors had no disclosures.

Citation:

REPORTING FROM SGIM 2019