A global clinical measure of fitness and frailty in elderly people.

@article{Rockwood2005AGC,
  title={A global clinical measure of fitness and frailty in elderly people.},
  author={Kenneth Rockwood and Xiaowei Song and Chris MacKnight and Howard Bergman and David B. Hogan and Ian Mcdowell and Arnold Mitnitski},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2005},
  volume={173 5},
  pages={489-95}
}
BACKGROUND There is no single generally accepted clinical definition of frailty. Previously developed tools to assess frailty that have been shown to be predictive of death or need for entry into an institutional facility have not gained acceptance among practising clinicians. We aimed to develop a tool that would be both predictive and easy to use. METHODS We developed the 7-point Clinical Frailty Scale and applied it and other established tools that measure frailty to 2305 elderly patients… CONTINUE READING
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