Mortality After Hospitalization in Older Adults

Select Criteria:
Comorbid congestive heart failure (2 points)
Admit Creatinine > 3 mg/dL (2 points)
Sex
Female (0 points)
Male (1 point)
ADLs after discharge
Dependent in 4 or less Activities of Daily Living (2 points)
Totally dependent (5 points)
Comorbid cancer
Solitary (3 points)
Metastatic (8 points)
Albumin
3-3.4 gm/dL (1 point)
< 3 gm/dL (2 points)
Results: Total Criteria Point Count:
1 year Mortality Estimate After Discharge
0-1 points:4-13%
2-3 points:19-20%
4-6 points:34-37%
7-20 points:64-68%
  1. Walter LC, Brand RJ, Counsell SR, et al. Development and validation of a prognostic index for 1 year mortality in older adults after hospitalization. JAMA. 2001; 285: 2987-94.
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