|To determine a patient's burden of disease based on the study of Mulrow et al.|
|Geriatric Medicine - Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine - Internal Medicine|
|severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression|
Mulrow et al measured the burden of disease (BOD) on an elderly patient based on measurement of a list of conditions. This can be used to monitor the impact of disease over time. The authors are from the University of Texas Health Science Center and Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.