Predicting elderly people's risk for nursing home placement, hospitalization, functional impairment, and mortality: a synthesis.

@article{Miller2000PredictingEP,
  title={Predicting elderly people's risk for nursing home placement, hospitalization, functional impairment, and mortality: a synthesis.},
  author={Edward Alan Miller and William G. Weissert},
  journal={Medical care research and review : MCRR},
  year={2000},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={259-97}
}
Long-term care resources would be allocated more cost-effectively if care planning and medical/functional eligibility decisions were grounded more firmly in extant evidence regarding the risk of nursing home placement, hospitalization, functional impairment, and mortality. This article synthesizes the studies that longitudinally assess the predictors of each of these outcomes for the 65 and older population in the United States. A database was assembled containing 167 multivariate analyses… CONTINUE READING
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