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Clinicians frequently use their own judgement to assess patient's hydration status although there is limited evidence for the diagnostic utility of any individual clinical symptom. Hence, the aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of clinically assessed dehydration in older hospital patients (using multiple symptoms), versus dehydration measured using serum-calculated osmolality (CO) as the reference standard. Method: Participants were 44 hospital patients aged ≥ 60 years.doi:10.1097/01.hxr.0000511868.72087.78 fatcat:ypafav67wjfplc642j66zsnjba