Journal article

Frailty in very old critically ill patients in Australia and New Zealand: a population-based cohort study

Jai N Darvall, Rinaldo Bellomo, Eldho Paul, Ashwin Subramaniam, John D Santamaria, Sean M Bagshaw, Sumeet Rai, Ruth E Hubbard, David Pilcher

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore associations between frailty (Clinical Frailty Scale score of 5 or more) in very old patients in intensive care units (ICUs) and their clinical outcomes (mortality, discharge destination). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective population cohort analysis of Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Adult Patient Database data for all patients aged 80 years or more admitted to participating ICUs between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Primary outcome: in-hospital mortality; secondary outcomes: length of stay (hospital, ICU), re-admission to ICU during the same hospital admission, discharge destination (including new c..

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