Risk factors for hospitalization among community-dwelling primary care older patients: development and validation of a predictive model.

@article{Inouye2008RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for hospitalization among community-dwelling primary care older patients: development and validation of a predictive model.},
  author={Sharon K. Inouye and Ying Zhang and Richard N. Jones and Peilin Shi and L. Adrienne Cupples and Harold N Calderon and Edward R. Marcantonio},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={726-31}
}
BACKGROUND Unplanned hospitalization often represents a costly and hazardous event for the older population. OBJECTIVES To develop and validate a predictive model for unplanned medical hospitalization from administrative data. RESEARCH DESIGN Model development and validation. SUBJECTS A total of 3919 patients aged > or =70 years who were followed for at least 1 year in primary care clinics of an academic medical center. MEASURES Risk factor data and the primary outcome of unplanned… CONTINUE READING
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