Walter Index

  • Population: Hospitalized adults age 70 and older
  • Outcome: All cause 1 year mortality
  • Scroll to the bottom for more detailed information

Risk Calculator
1. Whats is your patient's biological sex?
2. Upon discharge, does your patient need help from others in order to:
• bathe (defined as bathing more than one part of the body and/or getting in or out of the tub or shower)?
• dress (defined as help dressing self)?
• transfer (defined as moving from bed to chair)?
• toilet (defined as transferring to toilet, cleaning self, or using bedpan or commode)?
• eat (defined as partial or total help feeding or requiring parenteral feeding)?
3. Does your patient have congestive heart failure?
4. Does your patient have solitary or metastatic cancer? (If your patient has only had minor skins cancers, select “no.”)

5. What is your patient's admission creatinine?
6. What is your patient's admission albumin?
Total Points: 0
Your best guess of one year mortality risk


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