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Risk Factors for Identifying Elderly Patient at High Risk for Increased Hospital Utilization

Purpose:

To identify an elderly person living in the community who is at high risk for high hospital utilization.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors, disability and performance

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Description:

An elderly patient is more likely to require hospitalization as the patient's health declines. Reuben et al identified a number of factors associated with a high rate of hospitalization in elderly patients. The authors are from the University of California Los Angeles, RAND Corporation, Sewall Incorporated and the National Institute of Aging.

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