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A global clinical measure of fitness and frailty in elderly people
by Kenneth Rockwood et al.
August 30, 2005


There is no single generally accepted clinical definition of frailty. Previously developed tools to assess frailty that have been shown to be predictive of death or need for entry into an institutional facility have not gained acceptance among practising clinicians. We aimed to develop a tool that would be both predictive and easy to use.


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