The MDS-CHESS scale: a new measure to predict mortality in institutionalized older people.

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OBJECTIVES To develop a scale predicting mortality and other adverse outcomes associated with frailty. DESIGN Observational study based on Minimum Data Set (MDS) 2.0 and mortality data. SETTING Ontario chronic hospitals. PARTICIPANTS All chronic hospital patients (N = 28,495) assessed with the MDS 2.0 after mandatory implementation in July 1996… (More)

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