Journal article

Validation of the health assets index in the Australian inpatient setting: a multicentre prospective cohort protocol study

Katherine Gregorevic, Ruth E Hubbard, Nancye May Peel, Wen Kwang Lim

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: It is well known that frail older adults are at increased risk for mortality and functional decline on admission to hospital. Systematic review demonstrates that health assets are associated with improved outcomes for hospitalised older adults. The health assets index (HAI) has been developed to measure health assets in the hospital setting. A protocol has been developed to determine the predictive validity of the HAI for frail older adults. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The HAI was developed based on a systematic review and secondary analysis of the interRAI-Acute Care (interRAI-AC) dataset. A pilot study was undertaken to refine the tool.The validation study will be a multicentre pro..

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