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Screening instruments for identification of vulnerable older adults at the emergency department: a critical appraisal

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Abstract Background: Early detection of vulnerable older adults at the emergency department (ED) and implementation of targeted interventions to prevent functional decline may lead to better patient outcomes. Objective: To assess the level of agreement between four frequently used screening instruments: ISAR-HP, VMS, InterRAI ED Screener and APOP. Methods: Observational prospective cohort…

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