Medical economics

Claims-based frailty index can improve cost prediction

(HealthDay)—A claims-based frailty index can improve current Medicare cost prediction for patients with different levels of frailty, according to a study published online April 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Vaccination

Norway says no link between vaccine and post-jab deaths

Norway said Monday no link had been established between Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine and post-vaccination deaths in the country, but recommended doctors consider the overall health of the most frail before giving them ...

Medical research

Leaving its mark: How frailty impacts the blood

Globally, human society is aging. A side-effect of this is that age-related disorders, such as frailty, are becoming increasingly common. Frailty includes not only physical disabilities, but also a decline in cognitive function ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Increasing frailty may lead to death

A new study published in Age and Ageing indicates that frail patients in any age group are more likely to die than those who are not frail.

Oncology & Cancer

Frailty score may predict outcomes in multiple myeloma

(HealthDay)—A frailty scale that includes Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (ECOG PS) may predict outcomes for transplant-ineligible patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM), according to ...

Medical research

New medication gives aging mice bigger muscles

It is common knowledge that as people grow older they lose muscle mass and bone. Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, working together with researchers at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, have now studied a new ...

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