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Frailty Scale of Rockwood

Purpose:

To rapidly screen an elderly person for functional performance status.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, disability and performance

ICD-10:

R53, R54

Description:

A frailty scale based on the geriatric status scale can be used to rapidly assess an elderly patient for functional status. This can help identify those patients requiring specialized intervention.

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