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Discriminant Score of Woo et al for Short Term Mortality of an Elderly Patient in a Long Term Care Institution

Purpose:

To predict short term mortality for an elderly patient in a long term care facility using the discriminant score of Woo et al.

Specialty:

Nutrition

Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

E43, E44

Description:

Woo et al developed a discriminant score based on biochemical measures of malnutrition and diabetes to predict the risk of short term mortality for an elderly patient in a chronic care facility. This can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive management and closer monitoring. The authors are from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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