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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the predictive value of the Activity subscale of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk in assessing mobility impairment and recovery among hospitalized older adults. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING UF Health Shands Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. PATIENTS 19,769 older adults (≥65… (More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between primary diagnoses and mobility impairment and recovery among hospitalized older adults. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING UF Health Shands Hospital, an 852-bed level I trauma center located in Gainesville, Florida. PARTICIPANTS A total of 18,551 older adults (≥65 years) with 29,148 hospitalizations… (More)
'Big data' is the next frontier of medicine. We now have the ability to generate and analyze large quantities of healthcare data. Although interpreting and integrating this information into clinical practice poses many challenges, the potential benefits of personalized medicine are seemingly without limit.