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The 4 score: an index for predicting a patient's non-medical hospital days.

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Three hundred sixty-three patients representing two groups of consecutive medical admissions to a large city hospital were evaluated on admission to determine what factors might predict "non-medical" or social stay. Periodic follow-up determined when patients were ready for discharge and when their social stay began. A composite index, the 4-Score, was derived as a simple indicator of risk for subsequent social stay; it is defined as the number of positive answers to the questions: 1) Is the ...

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10.2105/ajph.67.8.751

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Journal:
American journal of public health
Volume:
67
Issue:
8
Pages:
751-755
Publication date:
1977-08-05
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EISSN:
1541-0048
ISSN:
0090-0036
URN:
uuid:9c8f9c3d-135c-443b-98b7-959c4f586169
Source identifiers:
41761
Local pid:
pubs:41761

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