PATIENT PATTERN: Frailty-Based Clinical Decision Support

Frailty in older adults: implications for end-of-life care

Summary:

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.

 

Read the full article:  http://www.mdedge.com/ccjm/article/95949/geriatrics/frailty-older-adults-implications-end-life-care