Policy ImpactThis article demonstrates that the outcomes of acute geriatric trauma are best predicted by the severity of the trauma. Management as guided by the clinical scenario is appropriate, and no change to policy is suggested from the outcome of this article.Practice ImpactThis retrospective cohort study reiterates the need for further research to develop an objective measure of frailty in our older patients to assist with a more clinically oriented decision‐making process for patient care.IntroductionAs Australia's population continues to age, the number of older people suffering trauma is also increasing. Tools that assist in predicting outcome in the trauma setting would allow appropriate management of these patients, including decisions involving operative intervention, disposition and counselling of these patients.Chronologic age is used to define physiologic vulnerability. However, there is a wide variation in the age at which individuals begin to deteriorate physiologically. In 2004, Shah and co‐workers found no difference in functional outcomes based solely on age in patients undergoing rehabilitation .The University of Arizona demonstrated that in the trauma setting, a Frailty Index (FI) was a superior and more reliable indicator of outcome, compared with chronological age . Frailty can be defined as a state of low physiologic reserve
Australasian Journal on Ageing – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
Keywords: ; ; ; ;
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.
Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera