Higher vulnerable elders survey scores predict death and functional decline in vulnerable older people.

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OBJECTIVES To examine whether the Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13) score predicts risk of death and functional decline in vulnerable older adults. DESIGN Longitudinal evaluation with mean follow-up of 11 months (range 8-14 months). SETTING Two managed care organizations in the United States. PARTICIPANTS Four hundred twenty community-dwelling older… (More)

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