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Pre-admission functional decline predicts functional improvement among older patients admitted to acute care hospital.

Authors
  • Gagliardi, Cristina1
  • Corsonello, Andrea2
  • Di Rosa, Mirko1
  • Fabbietti, Paolo1
  • Cherubini, Antonio1
  • Mercante, Oriano1
  • Mazzei, Bruno2
  • Postacchini, Demetrio3
  • Deales, Alberto1
  • Bustacchini, Silvia1
  • Lattanzio, Fabrizia1
  • 1 Italian National Research Center on Aging (INRCA), Research Hospital of Ancona and Scientific Direction, Ancona, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 2 Italian National Research Center on Aging (INRCA), Research Hospital of Cosenza, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 3 Italian National Research Center on Aging (INRCA), Research Hospital of Fermo, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
Publication Date
Oct 26, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glx211
PMID: 29087448
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Patients experiencing recent pre-admission functional decline should be considered as those for which the geriatric approach may lead to the better functional result in the acute care setting. CGA allows to individuate risk factors to be addressed in the acute care setting.

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