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Predicting Falls in People Aged 65 Years and Older from Insurance Claims

Accidental falls among people aged 65 years and older caused approximately 2,700,000 injuries, 27,000 deaths, and cost more than 34 billion dollars in the US annually in recent years. Here, we derive and validate a predictive model for falls based on a retrospective cohort of those 65 years and older. Methods Insurance claims from a […]

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Predicting Survival

Predicting Survival in Oldest Old People In a cohort of oldest old people (over age 85), slow gait speed and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living disability are both predictors of survival. Abstract  Objective  Measures of physical performance are regarded as useful objective clinical tools to estimate survival in elderly people. However, oldest old people, aged […]

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