PATIENT PATTERN: Frailty-Based Clinical Decision Support

A Comparison of two pre-operative frailty measures in older surgical cancer patients

Summary:

Measuring frailty in older adults with cancer may identify patients with an increased risk of treatment complications. As it remains controversial how to identify frailty, the aim of this study was to compare a pre-operative multi-domain frailty measure based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) to a modified version of the physical phenotype of frailty (PF) in a cohort of older adults with colorectal cancer, and to analyze the ability of the two classifications to predict post-operative complications and survival.

 

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