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Prognostic Score for Patients with Advanced Dementia

Purpose:

To determine the risk of mortality within 6 months for a patient with advanced dementia using the prognostic score of Mitchell et al.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

F00, F01, F02, F03

Description:

Mitchell et al developed a prognostic score for predicting mortality within 6 months for patients in nursing homes with advanced dementia. This can help triage patients into short and long term survivors. The authors are from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and the University of Michigan.

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