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Excerpted from:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4084863/


Frailty Consensus: A Call to Action &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp, &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp
by John Morley et al.
June 2013

Summary:

Frailty is a clinical state in which there is an increase in an individual’s vulnerability for developing increased dependency and/or mortality when exposed to a stressor. Frailty can occur as the result of a range of diseases and medical conditions. A consensus group consisting of delegates from 6 major international, European, and US societies created 4 major consensus points on a specific form of frailty: physical frailty.

 

Read the full article:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4084863/