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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

The hospital frailty risk score is of limited value in intensive care unit patients



by Raphael Romano Bruno, Bernhard Wernly, Hans Flaatten, Fabian Sch√∂lzel, Malte Kelm and Christian Jung 

The identification of patients with frailty is of utmost importance, in particular during intensive care treatment of very old intensive care patients (VOPs). It is quite obvious that tools for this triage process should differ from younger patients. Frailty—not necessarily age—is associated with a negative impact on outcome, especially in critically ill patients [1]. This problem is of great importance as VOPs are one of the fastest growing subgroups in intensive care medicine. We expect an increase in the proportion of the world population older than 60 years from 12% in 2013 to 21% in 2050 [2]…

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