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Predictive Index of Inouye et al for Functional Decline in a Hospitalized Elderly Medical Patient

Purpose:

To identify an elderly patient in the hospital on a medical service who is at risk for functional decline using the index of Inouye et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

R41.8, R54

Description:

Inouye et al identified risk factors for functional decline in an elderly medical patient who is being evaluated in the hospital. These can help identify a patient who may require more assistance after hospital discharge. The authors are from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

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