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BACKGROUND Screening for frailty might help to prevent adverse outcomes in hospitalised older adults. OBJECTIVE To identify the most predictive and efficient screening tool for frailty. DESIGN AND SETTING Two consecutive observational prospective cohorts in four hospitals in the Netherlands. SUBJECTS Patients aged ≥70 years, electively or acutely(More)
BACKGROUND Older people frequently attend the emergency department (ED) and have a high risk of poor outcome as compared to their younger counterparts. Our aim was to study routinely collected clinical parameters as predictors of 90-day mortality in older patients attending our ED. METHODS We conducted a retrospective follow-up study at the Leiden(More)
Acutely hospitalized older patients have an increased risk of mortality, but at the moment of presentation this risk is difficult to assess. Early identification of patients at high risk might increase the awareness of the physician, and enable tailored decision-making. Existing screening instruments mainly use either geriatric factors or severity of(More)
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