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Development of an Electronic Frailty Index for Hospitalized Older Adults in Sweden - new article

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Jonathan Mak, a SWEAH-affiliated PhD student, recently had a paper about developing an electronic frailty index published. It can potentially be used for frailty screening in geriatric clinics in Sweden.

Jonathan Mak comments on the findings:

- With the ageing population, performing routine frailty screening in hospitals is important for planning of resource allocation. The medical record-based electronic frailty index (eFI) created in this study has good predictive ability for mortality in hospitalized older adults. This eFI has the potential to be automated and aid in risk stratification in geriatric clinics in Sweden.

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