Derivation and validation of a mortality-risk index from a cohort of frail elderly patients hospitalised in medical wards via emergencies: the SAFES study

@article{Drame2008DerivationAV,
  title={Derivation and validation of a mortality-risk index from a cohort of frail elderly patients hospitalised in medical wards via emergencies: the SAFES study},
  author={Moustapha Drame and J. L. Novella and Pierre Olivier Lang and Dominique Somme and Nicolas Jovenin and Isabelle Lani{\`e}ce and P. Couturier and Damien Heitz and J. B. Gauvain and Thierry Voisin and Benoit de Wazi{\`e}res and Regis Gonthier and Jo{\"e}l Ankri and Claude Jeandel and Olivier Saint-Jean and François Blanchard and Desmond A. Jolly},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={783-791}
}
To identify predictive factors for 2-year mortality in frail elderly patients after acute hospitalisation, and from these to derive and validate a Mortality Risk Index (MRI). A prospective cohort of elderly patients was set up in nine teaching hospitals. This cohort was randomly split up into a derivation cohort (DC) of 870 subjects and a validation cohort (VC) of 436 subjects. Data obtained from a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment were used in a Cox model to predict 2-year mortality and to… CONTINUE READING
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