Validation of administrative and primary care electronic medical record derived frailty algorithms

Project number: 
16-223
Approval date: 
Monday, January 30, 2017
Principal Investigator: 
Wong,Sabrina
Institution: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Not Available
Datasets requested: 
Not available
Research objective: 

Project Objectives:
1) Identify administrative and electronic medical record data derived algorithms of frailty in community-dwelling seniors (aged 65 years and older)

Hypothesis: There will be agreement between positive identification of frailty using administrative health data and primary care electronic medical record data in terms of caseness.

2) Conduct content, face, and predictive validation of the administrative and electronic medical record frailty algorithms by engaging primary care clinicians and patients

Hypothesis: Frailty identified using the administrative health data will be positively associated with
increasing use and costs of healthcare.

3) Identify natural ranges of frailty associated with differential risks of experience a hospital-related event.

Hypothesis: Frailty identified using electronic medical record data will be positively associated with
increasing use and costs of healthcare.


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