Recognising older frail patients near the end of life: What next?

@article{CardonaMorrell2017RecognisingOF,
  title={Recognising older frail patients near the end of life: What next?},
  author={Magnolia Cardona-Morrell and Ebony Lewis and Sanjay Kr Suman and Cilla J Haywood and Marcella Klein Williams and Audrey-Anne Brousseau and Sally Greenaway and K M Hillman and Rachel C Ambagtsheer},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={45},
  pages={
          84-90
        }
}
Frailty is a state of vulnerability resulting from cumulative decline in many physiological systems during a lifetime. It is progressive and considered largely irreversible, but its progression may be controlled and can be slowed down and its precursor -pre-frailty- can be treated with multidisciplinary intervention. The aim of this narrative review is to provide an overview of the different ways of measuring frailty in community settings, hospital, emergency, general practice and residential… CONTINUE READING
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