TableĀ 1

Data source for each item of the original and modified Pra score

Pra itemOriginal Pra scoreModified Pra score
AgeGP recordGP record
GenderGP recordGP record
Presence of diabetes mellitusGP recordGP record
Presence of coronary heart diseaseGP recordGP record
Self-rated healthPostal questionnaireExcluded
Formal caregiver availabilityPostal questionnaire (proxy of high social support on Lubben's social network scale)Excluded
>6 physician visits over previous yearGP recordGP record
Emergency hospital admission previous yearGP recordGP record
Multimorbidity measure: RxRisk-VExcludedLinked pharmacy claims database
  • GP, general practice; Pra, Probability of repeated admission.