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What is considered in the frailty index?

Philip Lisagor, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
The following symptoms are considered in the frailty index:
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Decreased grip strength
  • Increased fatigue/low energy level
  • Slow walking
  • Low level of physical activity

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