Journal article

Development of a Frailty Index from Routine Hospital Data in Perioperative and Critical Care

Jai N Darvall, Kate Greentree, Joel Loth, Tony Bose, Anurika De Silva, Sabine Braat, Wen K Lim, David A Story

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Frailty is common in surgical and intensive care unit (ICU) populations, yet it is not routinely measured. Frailty indices are able to quantify this condition across a range of health deficits. We aimed to develop a frailty index (FI) from routinely collected hospital data in a surgical and ICU population. DESIGN: Prospective observational single-center cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary referral metropolitan Australian hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 336 individuals aged 65 and older undergoing surgery or aged 50 and older admitted to the ICU. MEASUREMENTS: Routine admission health data were used to derive an FI comprising 36 health deficits. We examined the FI correl..

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