Implementation of population-level screening for frailty among patients admitted to adult intensive care in Alberta, Canada

A substantial proportion of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) are frail; however, the epidemiology of frailty has not been explored at a population-level. Following implementation of a validated frailty measure into a provincial ICU clinical information system, we describe the population-based prevalence and outcomes of frailty in patients admitted to ICUs.

Year of Publication: 2019

Authors: Carmel Montgomery, Danny Zuege, Darren Hudson, Darryl B. Rolfson, Dawn Opgenorth, Henry Stelfox, Sean Bagshaw

Journal Title: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia