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Prevalence and 10-year outcomes of frailty in older adults in relation to deficit accumulation
by Xiaowei Song, Arnold Mitnitski and Kenneth Rockwood
April 2010

Summary:

The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence and 10-year outcomes of frailty in older adults in relation to deficit accumulation.  Results show that the prevalence of frailty increases with age and at any age lessens survival. The Frailty Index approach readily identifies frail people at risk of death, presumably because of its use of multiple health deficits in multidimensional domains.

 

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