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Frailty and functional decline indices predict poor outcomes in hospitalised older people
10th March 2015, Age and Ageing
Elsa Dent, Ian Chapman, Stuart Howell, Cynthia Piantadosi and Renuka Visvanathan
Admission to a Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit (GEMU) can optimise a patient's chance of functional recovery. This study from a team at the University of Adelaide aimed to evaluate the ability of several commonly used frailty and functional decline indices to predict GEMU outcomes, both at discharge and at 6 months. It found that frailty and functional decline instruments can predict older patients at risk of poor outcome. Read the paper here.