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Frailty in older adults: implications for end-of-life care
by Katalin Koller and Kenneth Rockwood
March 2013


Frailty has important implications for the care needs of older adults and how those needs are met. By recognizing frailty and measuring it objectively, clinicians can better engage patients and their loved ones in difficult discussions about treatment plans and prognosis, and ultimately deliver better palliative care.


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