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Risk Score of Thamer et al for Short Term Mortality in an Elderly Patient Starting Dialysis

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Nephrology
Clinical Laboratory

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Thamer et al developed a score for predicting the risk of short-term mortality for an older adult with advanced renal disease requiring dialysis. This can be an aid to informed consent and decision making by patients. The authors are from Medical Technology and Practice Patterns Institute (Bethesda, Maryland), VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York University and University of California at Davis.

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