We have read the article by Edward Chong et al
1with great interest. In their article, the authors have studied to determine the utility of identifying frailty status in predicting incident urinary incontinence (UI) and to establish whether UI is an independent predictor of mortality within 12 months of an acute hospital admission among older adults. They report that underlying UI, irrespective of frailty status, independently increased the risk of mortality, even up to 12 months following hospitalization.
- Chong E.
- Chan M.
- Lim W.S.
- et al.
Frailty predicts incident urinary incontinence among hospitalized older adults—A 1-year prospective cohort study.
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018; 19: 422-427
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Published online: August 22, 2018
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