The G8 (Geriatric 8) health status screening tool.
The G-8 screening tool was developed to identify elderly cancer patients who would benefit from comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA). The G-8 showed good screening properties for identifyng elderly patients who could benefit from CGA. 
Research authors: C.A. Bellera, M. Rainfray, S. Mathoulin-Pélissier, C. Mertens, F. Delva, M. Fonck, P.L. Soubeyran
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The G-8 Score is a screening tool containing 8 questions. The total G-8 score lies between 0 and 17. A higher score indicates a better health status.

It should be noted that the G-8 tool is not aimed at replacing expertise of geriatricians for the diagnosis of frailty. Rather, it should be used as a screening tool to identify patients in need for a further assessment and appropriate care. 

A threshold is suggested at 14 points, meaning that a patient with a score of 14 or lower should undergo full geriatric evaluation. 

 

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