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.
REPORTING FROM SGIM 2019
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Site of Death & Patterns of Care in Older Adults, JAMA; ePub 2018 Jun 25; Teno, Gozalo, et al
Psychological Interventions & Chronic Pain Reduction, JAMA Intern Med; ePub 2018 May 7; Niknejad, et al
Home-Based Exercise & Walking Performance in PAD, JAMA; 2018 Apr 24; McDermott, Spring, et al
USPSTF Recommendation on Falls Prevention, JAMA; ePub 2018 Apr 17; US Preventive Services Task Force