OPEN Intensive care medicine | 6 Jul 2017
J Muscedere, B Waters, A Varambally, SM Bagshaw, JG Boyd, D Maslove, S Sibley and K Rockwood
Functional status and chronic health status are important baseline characteristics of critically ill patients. The assessment of frailty on admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) may provide objective, prognostic information on baseline health. To determine the impact of frailty on the outcome of critically ill patients, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing clinical outcomes in frail and non-frail patients admitted to ICU.
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