What Is Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment?

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Purpose: Comprehensive Geriatric assessment (CGA) provides in-depth evaluation of morbidity and mortality of geriatric patients and can be an effective tool in assessment of pre-transplant patients. A CGA requires hours to administer, additional time and personnel to obtain results, consultation with a geriatrician and multiple visits for result discussion and intervention. An electronic geriatric assessment (eGA) can offer a more complete and accurate assessment of deficits in a time efficient manner. We assess feasibility of incorporation of an electronic GA with real-time instrument scoring into cancer clinic.

Methods: We performed a pilot prospective cohort study on 100 patients with plasma cell dyscrasia during their pre-transplant
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