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2020 Aug 20

J Am Geriatr Soc

Development of a Frailty Index from Routine Hospital Data in Perioperative and Critical Care.


Darvall JN, Greentree K, Loth J, Bose T, De Silva A, Braat S, Lim WK, Story DA
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Aug 20.
PMID: 32816314.


Frailty is common in surgical and intensive care unit (ICU) populations, yet it is not routinely measured. Frailty indices are able to quantify this condition across a range of health deficits. We aimed to develop a frailty index (FI) from routinely collected hospital data in a surgical and ICU population.