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Individualizing life expectancy estimates for older adults using the gompertz law of human mortality

  • Author(s): Covinsky, Kenneth
  • Lee, Sei
  • Lee, SJ
  • Boscardin, WJ
  • Kirby, KA
  • et al.

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Background: Guidelines recommend incorporating life expectancy (LE) into clinical decision-making for preventive interventions such as cancer screening. Previous research focused on mortality risk (e.g. 28% at 4 years) which is more difficult to interpret

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