Elder patients: Predicting mortality / survival
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
BMC Geriatr. 2014 May 15;14:64 Cohorts
IN elder patients, comprehensive geriatric assessment, overall mortality, comorbidity scores The Use of
commons components of geriatric assesment (age, sex, cognitive impairment and Barthel index) or the Geriatric Index of Comorbidity
As Prognostic Item
Is better Than
other widely used indices such as the Charlson Index
To predict 5-year mortality in hospitalized older patients
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Aug;59(8):1444-51 Cohorts
IN elder people, overall mortality The Use of
a risk score calculated depending on the presence or absence of 11 factors (function, illnesses, behaviors, demographics)
As Prognostic Item
Is useful Than
no comparison here
To predict all cause mortality at 5 and 9 years follow-up: range 7% risk for scores of 0-1 to 92% risk for scores of ≥ 18
JAMA. 2012 Jan 11;307(2):182-92 Systematic Review
IN elder people, overall mortality The Use of
several (16 were found) prognostic indices / scores
As Prognostic Item
Is useful Than
no comparison done
To predict overall mortality in different patient groups, but further studies are needed to define which ones are useful in clinical decision-making