Implementation of the Frailty Index in hospitalized older patients: Results from the REPOSI register

Published: 12 June 2018
Author(s): M. Cesari, C. Franchi, L. Cortesi, A. Nobili, I. Ardoino, P.M. Mannucci, the REPOSI collaborators
Issue: June 2018
Section: Original Article

Frailty is a state of increased vulnerability to stressors, associated to poor health outcomes. The aim of this study was to design and introduce a Frailty Index (FI; according to the age-related accumulation of deficit model) in a large cohort of hospitalized older persons, in order to benefit from its capacity to comprehensively weight the risk profile of the individual.