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Frailty as a predictor of hospitalisation among community-dwelling older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Authors
  • Kojima, Gotaro
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2016
Volume
70
Issue
7
Pages
722–729
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/jech-2015-206978
PMID: 26933121
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

This systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrated physical frailty is a significant predictor of hospitalisation among community-dwelling older people. Hospitalisation can potentially be reduced by treating or preventing frailty.

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