PATIENT PATTERN: Frailty-Based Clinical Decision Support

Long-term risks of death and institutionalization of elderly people in relation to deficit accumulation at age 70

Summary:

The objective of this study was to measure relative fitness and frailty in older people without specific frailty instruments and to relate that measurement to long-term health outcomes.  Results show that frailty appears to be a robust concept that is readily operationalized, with the risk of adverse outcomes being largely established by age 70.

 

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