The aim of this study was to describe the predictive role of the modified SEGA fragility score on nursing home admission, rehospitalization, falls and mortality.
We performed a prospective, single-center cohort study in patients leaving geriatric hospitalization between July 2016 and February 2017, with follow-up at 6 months. Patients 65 years of age and over, returning home, were included. The primary outcome measure was admission to an institution at 6 months. We realized a Cox model to explore the predictive character of the variables.
Thirty-three patients (18.4%), mean age 80.9 years (± 6.5), were not very fragile. At 6 months, 13.5% of the fragile or very fragile patients and 1.2% of the patients who were not very fragile had entered the institution (p = 0.169). Fragility status was statistically significantly associated with rehospitalization at 3 months (p = 0.026) and single or multiple drop at 6 months) month (p = 0.003).
The SEGAm grid would predict the occurrence of derogatory events and improve return home.