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Risk Index Critical Score of Evans et al for Identifying an Elderly Patient Requiring Continued Care

Purpose:

To evaluate an elderly patient in the hospital for need of continued care using the risk index critical score of Evans.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

R41.8, R54

Description:

Evans et al used the risk index critical score to help identify a hospitalized elderly patient who may require continued medical care. The authors are from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

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