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[Correspondence] The challenges of using the Hospital Frailty Risk Score

The Hospital Frailty Risk Score developed by Thomas Gilbert and colleagues1 is an important step towards rapid, standardised, and low-cost identification of frailty in hospitalised patients (ie, admitted to hospital), and builds on the clinical utility of recently developed electronic frailty indices.2 It reflects the increasing move towards big data, which brings more statistical power and allows the inclusion of large numbers of predictor variables.