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Can preventable adverse events be predicted among hospitalized older patients? The development and validation of a predictive model.

Van De Steeg L, Langelaan M, Wagner C. Can preventable adverse events be predicted among hospitalized older patients? The development and validation of a predictive model. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014;26(5):547-52. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzu063.

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September 10, 2014
Van De Steeg L, Langelaan M, Wagner C. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014;26(5):547-52.

There remains a lack of well-validated methods to prospectively identify safety hazards. In this Dutch study, several clinical variables commonly thought to increase risk for adverse events in older patients—such as medical complexity and weekend admission—did not reliably predict adverse events during hospitalization.

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Van De Steeg L, Langelaan M, Wagner C. Can preventable adverse events be predicted among hospitalized older patients? The development and validation of a predictive model. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014;26(5):547-52. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzu063.

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