The association of clinical frailty with outcomes of patients reviewed by rapid response teams: an international prospective observational cohort study
Ralph KL So, Jonathan Bannard-Smith, Chris P Subbe, Daryl A Jones, Joost van Rosmalen, Geoffrey K Lighthall
Critical Care (UK) | BMC | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a state of vulnerability to poor resolution of homeostasis after a stressor event and is strongly associated with adverse outcomes. Therefore, the assessment of frailty may be an essential part of evaluation in any healthcare encounter that might result in an escalation of care. The purpose of the study was to assess the frequency and association of frailty with clinical outcomes in patients subject to rapid response team (RRT) review. METHODS: In this multi-national prospective observational cohort study, centres with existing RRTs collected data over a 7-day period, with follow up of all patients at 24 h following their RRT call and at hospital discharge or 30 days f..View full abstract
Special thanks to the International Society for Rapid Response Systems (iSRRS) and the UK National Outreach Forum (NOrF) for their support and assistance in recruiting site investigators.