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Assessing complexity through simplicity

      Older patients admitted to medical wards have a disproportionately high risk of dying. Although mortality rate estimates vary according to the case mix of patients and the hospital characteristics, the most likely figure is around 6% [
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      • Veronese N.
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      • Polidori M.C.
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      • Topinkova E.
      • Siri G.
      • Greco A.
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      • Maggi S.
      • Ferrucci L.
      MPI_AGE investigators. Using the Multidimensional Prognostic Index to predict clinical outcomes of hospitalized older persons: a prospective, multicenter, International Study.
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