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Symptom burden predicts nursing home admissions among older adults.

Authors
  • Sheppard, Kendra D1
  • Brown, Cynthia J
  • Hearld, Kristine R
  • Roth, David L
  • Sawyer, Patricia
  • Locher, Julie L
  • Allman, Richard M
  • Ritchie, Christine S
  • 1 Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pain and symptom management
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2013
Volume
46
Issue
4
Pages
591–597
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.10.228
PMID: 23218806
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Symptom burden is an independent risk factor for NH admission. Aggressive management of symptoms in older adults may reduce or delay NH admission.

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