Asbestos exposure triggers nursing home evacuation, OSHA fines for contractor and facility … First half of year set blistering pace for healthcare data breaches … One of New York’s biggest nursing...
Elder frailty a key predictor of survival following ICU admission, study finds
Jul 08, 2021
Severity of baseline frailty is a strong predictor of one-year survival in older adults facing critical illness. It also is key to informing treatment plans and goals of care for these individuals, researchers...
Some home care services may foster frailty, whereas PT prevents decline, data shows
Mar 17, 2021
Frail elders who enrolled in a state Medicaid HCBS and used home nurse services were more likely to experience functional decline than those who did not. Their peers who received physical therapy were...
Frailty may better predict COVID-19 survival than age, study finds
Aug 20, 2020
Among 250 hospitalized study participants, 75% survived the disease. Degree of frailty better indicated the likelihood of recovery and discharge than patient age, investigators say.
No surgical procedure is ‘low risk’ for frail patients, say researchers
Nov 14, 2019
Frail patients have an “alarmingly high” mortality risk in both high and lower-stress surgeries, according to an analysis of veterans hospital data.
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Jun 13, 2014
Senators ask for provider input on healthcare data availability … “Frailty index” can help predict post-surgery SNF admission … Hospice association sues CMS over documentation rule...