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Screening Criteria of Boult et al for Identifying an Elderly Patient at Risk for Hospital Admission

Purpose:

To determine if an elderly adult is at risk for hospital readmission within the next 4 years using the screening criteria of Boult et al.

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Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

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Description:

Boult et al identified a number of criteria that can help identify an elderly patient who is at risk for hospital readmission within a 4 year period. This can help identify elderly patients who may benefit from closer monitoring and more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Minnesota.

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