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Elderly Emergency Abdominal Surgery Patients -- Trying to Predict Who Will Survive

Objective: To create a clinically useful model that provided the highest ability to predict 1-year mortality with the fewest number of clinical variables for elderly emergency general surgery patients. Design/Methods: This was a single-center review of patients aged =70 years who underwent urgent or emergent surgery. To adjust for comorbidities, a Charlson Comorbidity Index was calculated for each patient using weighted scores for 19 possible diseases. Baseline patient demographics more...
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