Galen eCalcs - Calculator: Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13)

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The Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13) is a simple function-based tool for screening community-dwelling populations to identify older persons at risk for health deterioration. The VES considers, age, self-rated health, limitations in physical function, and functional disabilities. This calculator is associated with the Gerontology specialty.

Calculator Search/Filter Keywords

At the calculator level, eCalcs comes delivered with default keywords that can be leveraged in the "Search/Filter" field to enable Specialty or System driven calculator searching. The following calculator keywords are delivered by default for the Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13) calculator:


  • Gerontology


  • None

Calculator Configuration Options

Preference Name Valid Range Description
Publishing Checked / Unchecked When checked the calculator will display for users on the front end.
When unchecked, the calculator WILL NOT display for users on the front end.
Orderable Item Override (BLANK) / G-VES13 “(BLANK)” indicates that the global configuration options for Orderable Item will be used.
“G-VES13” indicates that the calculator specific value will be used and can display the specific calculator name in the output.
Show Full Questions in Annotations True / False True will enable the display of the full calculator input question text (rather than Q1, Q2, etc.) in the result output annotations.
False will disable the display of the full calculator input question text and display the question numbers and answers only in the result output annotations.

Calculator Inputs

This calculator does not use any default mappings, all items require manual input.

Calculator Outputs

Output Mapping Type Description
Score Result The SDAI score value (0 - 10)