From 3M Health Information Systems
Frailty Index: Predicting length of stay and complications
Health care procedures can be risky for certain cohorts of patients. How can we identify these patients and weigh the benefits and risks of performing certain procedures? In this episode, Dr. Victoria Sharp explores the idea of a frailty index, which scores patients based on key frailty factors to determine good candidates for surgery or other procedures. Could a frailty index provide a more well rounded view of a patient’s health, leading to better outcomes?