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Predictors for a Geriatric Patient Admitted to Acute Care Hospital

Purpose:

To evaluate a geriatric patient admitted to an acute care hospital using the predictors of Incalzi et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance

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Description:

Incalzi et al identified a number of factors that may predict mortality for a geriatric patient admitted to an acute care hospital. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome and Cittadella della Carita in Taranto, Italy.

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