About The Author

Wenhui Vivian Zhang currently works at the School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin. Wenhui does research in Geriatric Nursing and Biostatistics.

Optimizing Aging With Multiple Chronic Conditions

National data show the high prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) among the aging population. Almost half of community-dwelling people aged 45-64 and 80% of those aged 65+ live with MCCs (Gerteis et al., 2014), and more than 2/3 of Medicare beneficiaries have MCCs (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2012). The two national reports