Burden of frailty in the elderly population: perspectives for a public health challenge

@inproceedings{Buckinx2015BurdenOF,
  title={Burden of frailty in the elderly population: perspectives for a public health challenge},
  author={Fanny Buckinx and Yves M Rolland and J. -Y. L. Reginster and C{\'e}line Ricour and Jean Petermans and Olivier Bruy{\`e}re},
  booktitle={Archives of public health = Archives belges de sante publique},
  year={2015}
}
Frailty is a major health condition associated with ageing. Although the concept is almost universally accepted, its operational definition remains controversial. Anyway, this geriatric condition represents a huge potential public health issue at both the patient and the societal levels because of its multiple clinical, societal consequences and its dynamic nature. Here, we review existing definitions and assessment tools for frailty, we highlight consequences of this geriatric condition and we… CONTINUE READING
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