CTV: Older, frailer patients more likely to return to hospital after discharge: study

Hospital readmission is common and costly in Canada, but a new study suggests that monitoring patients’ frailty levels could help doctors predict who is at-risk.

The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, tracked almost 500 patients in Edmonton. It found that frailty was linked with “a substantially increased risk of early readmission or death after discharge.”

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