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IDENTIFYING FRAILTY IN ADMINISTRATIVE DATABASES: A NARRATIVE REVIEW

A. Campeau Calfat, C. Sirois

Frailty is a state of increased vulnerability that can lead to premature death. While various clinical tools effectively measure frailty in individual care, their applicability at the population-level is limited. However, in the era of big-data, administrative databases serve as valuable sources for medication-based research and population surveillance. This narrative scoping review synthesizes the literature on tools used within administrative databases to detect frailty in community-dwelling older adults. The 17 identified publications explore four tools that meet the criteria of the Rockwood & Mitnitski frailty index model. Despite variations in the deficits they incorporate, all tools appear to be valuable for identifying frailty and predicting the risk of adverse events. Using those tools within administrative databases can be useful for research and surveillance purposes.

CITATION:
A. Campeau Calfat ; C. Sirois (2024): Identifying Frailty in Administrative Databases: A Narrative Review. The Journal of Frailty and Aging (JFA). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jfa.2024.18

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