Risk factors for nonelective hospitalization in frail and older adult, inner-city outpatients.

@article{Damush2004RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for nonelective hospitalization in frail and older adult, inner-city outpatients.},
  author={Teresa M. Damush and D Michelle Smith and Anthony J. Perkins and Paul R. Dexter and Faye E. Smith},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={68-75}
}
PURPOSE In our study, we sought to improve the accuracy of predicting the risk of hospitalization and to identify older, inner-city patients who could be targeted for preventive interventions. DESIGN AND METHODS Participants (56% were African American) in a randomized trial were from a primary care practice and included 1,041 patients living in the inner city who were either > or = 75 years of age or were > or = 50 years of age with severe disease. As a secondary analysis, we assessed patient… CONTINUE READING

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