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NaURSE Score of Wilson et al for Predicting In-Hospital Mortality for a Very Old Acutely Ill Patient

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Wilson et al reported the NaURSE (sodium, urea, respiratiory rate and shock index in the elderly) for evaluating a very old person who has been admitted with acute illness to the hospital. This can help to identify a patient at risk for in-hospital mortality who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, University of South Manchester, Woodend Hospital and University of Aberdeen in the UK.

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