Is health-related quality of life an independent prognostic factor for 12-month mortality and nursing home placement among elderly patients hospitalized via the emergency department
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association,
Dhaussy G et al. – The perceived health and social health scores of the DHP were independent prognostic factors of survival and nursing home placement among hospitalized elderly patients, respectively. When associated with Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, they could help screen frail patients to set up as early as possible targeted interventions to restore/maintain modifiable prognostic factors, such as nutritional status, functional ability, and social support.