3-Month Mortality in Incident Elderly ESRD Patients
Estimate the risk of early death (at 3 months) in elderly patients starting dialysis.
This prognostic tool was developed by Couchoud et al in response to the need for prognostic information on early death in incident elderly patients with end-stage renal disease.
This tool combines clinical factors to create a validated model that classifies incident elderly patients with end-stage renal disease according to their risk of early death in view of their potentially imminent need of supportive care, ethics advice or treatment adjustment.
Couchoud CG, Beuscart JR, Aldigier JC, Brunet PJ, Moranne OP.