• PRT module dysphagia

    Automated screening for dysphagia

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PRT module dysphagia

Automated screening of dysphagia with Predicting Health

Dysphagia is a common but often late-recognized syndrome

Between 16 and 22% of over 55-year-olds in Germany suffer from dysphagia (swallowing disorder). It usually goes unnoticed and in the hustle and bustle of everyday clinical practice, dysphagia and the associated risks (especially aspiration pneumonia) are often overlooked, especially in non-specialist departments.

Swallowing disorder

Automated risk stratification can help to take prophylactic measures at an early stage.

Dysphagia | the problem

Epidemiological surveys show that dysphagia occurs in 2.4% of all hospital discharges and is more common in older patients and men.

A higher prevalence of dysphagia was found on acute geriatric (10.3 %), neurological (7.6 %) and internal medicine (7.5 %) wards.

In many cases, dysphagia goes unnoticed and is often diagnosed for the first time in older patients after hospitalization due to concomitant illnesses.

It is associated with a higher risk of aspiration pneumonia and an increased risk of prolonged hospitalization and mortality.

In addition to the risk to patient safety, there is also an economic component.

Dysphagia examination

According to studies from 2005, the costs of aspiration pneumonia amount to 17,000 US dollars per event.

Preventive measures can avoid the serious consequences of dysphagia in almost all cases.

The challenge is therefore to identify at-risk patients at an early stage.

The available screening instruments (e.g. PreDyScore or RODICs Score) are often time-consuming and labor-intensive and are therefore rarely used.

As a result, many cases are not recognized and this leads to a high rate of complications.

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