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J Am Geriatr Soc. Author manuscript; available in PMC Jun 3, 2008.
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J Am Geriatr Soc. May 2007; 55(5): 780–791.
doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01156.x
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Figure 1
Schematic conceptual representation of clinical conditions defined by the terms “disease”, “syndrome” and “geriatric syndrome”, illustrating differences in numbers and complexity of relevant factors, including etiological risk factors, pathophysiologic mechanisms and presenting symptoms. Adapted with permission from Olde Rikkert et al. (5).