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Long-term risks of death and institutionalization of elderly people in relation to deficit accumulation at age 70
by Kenneth Rockwood et al.
June 2006


The objective of this study was to measure relative fitness and frailty in older people without specific frailty instruments and to relate that measurement to long-term health outcomes.  Results show that frailty appears to be a robust concept that is readily operationalized, with the risk of adverse outcomes being largely established by age 70.


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