Use of the modified frailty index to predict 30-day morbidity and mortality from spine surgery.

@article{Ali2016UseOT,
  title={Use of the modified frailty index to predict 30-day morbidity and mortality from spine surgery.},
  author={Rushna Ali and Jason M. Schwalb and David R. Nerenz and Heath J Antoine and Ilan Rubinfeld},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={537-541}
}
OBJECTIVE Limited tools exist to stratify perioperative risk in patients undergoing spinal procedures. The modified frailty index (mFI) based on the Canadian Study of Health and Aging Frailty Index (CSHA-FI), constructed from standard demographic variables, has been applied to various other surgical populations for risk stratification. The authors… CONTINUE READING