A frailty index based on laboratory deficits in community-dwelling men predicted their risk of adverse health outcomes.

@article{Blodgett2016AFI,
  title={A frailty index based on laboratory deficits in community-dwelling men predicted their risk of adverse health outcomes.},
  author={Joanna M. Blodgett and Olga Theou and Susan E Howlett and Frederick C. W. Wu and Kenneth Rockwood},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2016},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={
          463-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND abnormal laboratory test results accumulate with age and can be common in people with few clinically detectable health deficits. A frailty index (FI) based entirely on common physiological and laboratory tests (FI-Lab) might offer pragmatic and scientific advantages compared with a clinical FI (FI-Clin). OBJECTIVES to compare the FI-Lab with the FI-Clin and to assess their individual and combined relationships with mortality and other adverse health outcomes. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS… CONTINUE READING
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