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Geriatric Targeting Criteria

Purpose:

To evaluate an elderly, hospitalized male for criteria associated with clinical problems over the next 12 months based on the study of Satish et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, options, selection, adverse effects, comorbid conditions, prevention

ICD-10:

Z91.8

Description:

Satish et al identified a number of criteria that can be used to target geriatric patients in the hospital who are at increased risk for health care resource utilization and death. These can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive monitoring and care. The authors are from the University of Texas at Galveston, Stanford University, and the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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