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BACKGROUND Screening for frailty might help to prevent adverse outcomes in hospitalised older adults. OBJECTIVE To identify the most predictive and efficient screening tool for frailty. DESIGN AND SETTING Two consecutive observational prospective cohorts in four hospitals in the Netherlands. SUBJECTS Patients aged ≥70 years, electively or acutely(More)
BACKGROUND there is a growing demand for cardiothoracic surgery in patients' aged ≥65 years. OBJECTIVE : to explore which variables were independently associated with functional decline 12 months after cardiothoracic surgery followed by intensive care admission. DESIGN prospective cohort study. SETTING cardiothoracic unit of a university teaching(More)
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