Identifying frailty a clue to prognosis


There is good evidence that identifying frailty is helpful in clinical decision making in hospital settings – it may be beneficial to apply the same concept in primary care. 1 Frailty is increasingly recognised as a marker of vulnerability; identifying frailty improves the doctor’s position for assessing the benefits and risks of treatment. 1 Frailty identification has been proposed as an additional component of pre-operative risk classification, and as a guide in informed decision making for patients and their