A frailty index derived from a standardized comprehensive geriatric assessment predicts mortality and aged residential care admission

TitleA frailty index derived from a standardized comprehensive geriatric assessment predicts mortality and aged residential care admission
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBurn R, Hubbard RE, Scrase RJ, Abey-Nesbit RK, Peel NM, Schluter PJ, Jamieson HA
JournalBMC Geriatrics
Volume18
Issue1
Pagination319
Date PublishedDecember 27
Type of Articlejournal article
ISBN Number1471-2318
Abstract

Frailty in older adults is a condition characterised by a loss or reduction in physiological reserve resulting in increased clinical vulnerability. However, evidence suggests that frailty may be modifiable, and identifying frail older people could help better target specific health care interventions and services.

DOI10.1186/s12877-018-1016-8
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Short TitleBMC geriatrics