PATIENT PATTERN: Frailty-Based Clinical Decision Support

Fitness and Frailty: Opposite Ends of a Challenging Continuum!

Summary:  "Key Points"
  • ‘Fit’ people are resilient; ‘frail’ people are vulnerable.

  • Age alone cannot tell where a person is along the ‘fitness-frailty’ spectrum.

  • Subjective impressions of ‘fitness-frailty’ may not be sufficient in the eyes of the Equality Act 2010.

  • Objective ‘fitness-frailty’ metrics will be required in health and social care.

  • Now is the time for professional consensus on this complex matter.

 

Read the full article:  https://academic.oup.com/ageing/article/42/3/279/24025/Fitness-and-frailty-opposite-ends-of-a-challenging