DOI: 10.1186/s12877-017-0512-6
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Abstract: BackgroundAlthough Low muscle strength is an important predictor of functional decline in older people, however information on its impact on clinical and service outcomes in acute care settings is still lacking. The aim of this study is to measure the impact of low muscle strength on clinical and service outcomes in older adults during both acute illness and recovery.MethodsRandomly selected 432 hospitalised older patients had their clinical characteristics and nutritional status assessed within 72 h of admiss…

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