Fondazione Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico is recognized as “Scientific Institute for Translational Research and Health Care” (IRCCS) with juridical entity governed by public law through a decree of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. The mission of the Foundation is to pursue excellence, high health-care specialization and translational research in biomedicine and in the organization and management of health services. In particular, the Geriatric Unit of Fondazione (the only public and academic geriatrics of Milan) has a long experience in research on the elderly grounded on a practice-based knowledge of the criticalities. A long history of successful collaborations with the Laboratorio di Valutazione della Qualita' delle Cure e dei Servizi per l'Anziano (Laboratory for Quality Assessment of Geriatric Therapies and Services) of the IRCCS - Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri" represents an additional strength to ensure a synergic cooperation and coordination in the planning and implementation of the analytical procedures included in WP5, and in the translation of the results of WP4 and WP5 into guidelines.