Frailty Assessment in Clinical Practice: Opportunity in the Midst of a Pandemic.
Geriatrics (Basel, Switzerland)
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Keevil, V., Osuafor, C., Mackett, A. J., & Biram, R. (2020). Frailty Assessment in Clinical Practice: Opportunity in the Midst of a Pandemic.. Geriatrics (Basel, Switzerland), 5 (4)https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics5040092
Emerging evidence from studies of older adults hospitalised with COVID-19 suggests that there is a high prevalence of frailty in this patient group. We reflect on the measurement of frailty in older patients hospitalized as an emergency and the translation of frailty from a research to a clinical concept. We consider whether, despite the contemporary challenges in the care of older adults as a result of COVID-19, there are opportunities for care quality improvement during a pandemic.
This editorial received no specific funding. Christopher N. Osuafor is supported by the Cambridge British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence (CRE, Centre Code: RE/18/1/34212). Victoria L. Keevil is funded by an MRC/NIHR Clinical Academic Research Partnership Grant (CARP; grant code: MR/T023902/1).The views expressed are those of the authors only
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics5040092
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