Frailty: An Important Determinant of Outcome in Critical Illness

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Abstract

SYNOPSIS:

In this prospective study of older ICU patients (mean age, 67 years), frailty as assessed by a simple scale was present in one-third and was strongly associated with increased risk of adverse events, morbidity, and mortality.

SOURCE:

Bagshaw SM, et al. Association between frailty and short- and long-term outcomes among critically ill patients: A multicentre prospective cohort study. CMAJ 2014;186:E95-102.

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