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Stolz, E; Rásky, É; Jagsch, C.
Frailty index predicts geriatric psychiatry inpatient mortality: a case-control study.
Psychogeriatrics. 2020; [OPEN ACCESS]
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Rásky Éva
Stolz Erwin

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Many geriatric psychiatry patients suffer from complex psychiatric and medical problems and a minority of patients dies in-hospital. We assess whether a frailty index (FI) predicts inpatient mortality. Electronic health records from 276 patients of a geriatric psychiatry department over 3 years (2015-2017) in Austria were analysed using logistic regression analysis. Mortality rate was 4.2%. The adjusted effect of frailty (per 0.1 FI) on mortality was odds ratio = 3.25 (95% CI = 2.29-4.79). The area under the curve of 0.81 (95% CI = 0.76-0.86) suggested acceptable predictive accuracy. We found that a non-negligible minority of geronto-psychiatric patients died in-hospital, which can be usefully predicted by the FI derived from routine electronic patient records. © 2020 The Authors Psychogeriatrics published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd on behalf of Japanese Psychogeriatric Society.

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