We developed a tool to analyze routinely collected MDS data to calculate a Frailty Risk Score based on a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. The score is a measure of vulnerability to adverse outcomes and as the score increases so does the degree of risk. The Frailty Risk Score is reported as a percentage ranging from under 25% for those who are fit to 50% and over for the most frail. It is rare for someone to survive much past 70%.
Knowing the degree of risk present allows professionals to be more proactive in order to prevent adverse outcomes where possible.