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Living alone as an independent predictor of prolonged length of hospital stay and non-home discharge in older patients

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      • Older adults who live alone become even more vulnerable after hospitalization.
      • Hospitalized older adults who live alone have a higher risk of non-home discharge.
      • In older adults, condition of living alone may prolong length of hospital stay.
      • Hospitalized older adults who live alone require a personalized discharge planning.
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