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Excerpted from:

Fitness and Frailty: Opposite Ends of a Challenging Continuum!
by Roman Romero-Ortuno and Diarmuid O’Shea
January 24, 2013

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.


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