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The Stratify-Hip website details a research tool in development. We anticipate the content of the site will be of interest to healthcare professionals such as, but not limited to, physicians, physiotherapists, and specialist nurses working with older adults during the index admission to hospital for hip fracture surgery. The Stratify Hip model(s) predicts the risk of inhospital death, 30-day death, and of a change in residence (to a higher level of dependency). The model has only been formally validated using datasets from the population of the United Kingdom (UK). The model predicts the risk of death and changing residence based on five variables: age, sex, prefracture function, prefracture residence, and dementia. Stratify Hip Model cannot be considered for any other patient group apart from adult patients over the age of 60-years. The model does not claim to be the only method to predict the risk of inhospital death, 30-day death, and of a change in residence, nor does it preclude other methods to assess these risks. The model is for information purposes only and KCL are not endorsing the use of the algorithm for any clinical management or research purpose as it is yet to be tested and/or approved as a medical device by the UK Regulator or any non-UK body.
Please read this section carefully as it sets out the limits of our liability to you in relation to your use of this site and the Stratify Hip Model(s). As the software is governed by separate terms, you should also read the limits of liability described in the GPL. The contents of this site including without limitation, the prediction models, risk prediction results, numbers, text, links, and all other materials are provided as a convenience to our model users and are non-commercial, informational, educational and research purposes only. Healthcare professionals should rely on their own independent clinical judgement and knowledge, relevant referral guidelines, and on assessing all the risk factors including the factors which have not been considered in the model when taking any decision relating to the patient’s future clinical management. Stratify Hip is designed as an adjunct to standard counselling and personal discussion with a health care professional and cannot replace it. All results are reference information only and must be interpreted in the context of each patient’s individual circumstances. The Stratify Hip Model is experimental in nature and not intended for use in the prognostic of hip fracture or any other condition, or the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man, or other animals. We do not take responsibility for the decisions taken by the users based solely on the information provided by the Stratify Hip. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content of our site is accurate, complete, or up to date. We are not responsible for checking or updating material or links that we provide. If you use any information or materials on this site, you do so at your own risk. We are not liable for any loss you incur by using any of the information or materials available on our site. It is your responsibility to ensure before you use them that any information available through our site meets your specific needs. KCL is not endorsing the use of this algorithm for any clinical management, and it has not been tested and approved as a medical device by the UK Regulator or any non-UK body.
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