Acute frailty

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Acute frailty services are for patients with an acute illness or injury who may have other age-related health concerns which can significantly impact on their clinical needs and recovery.

Identifying frail patients within a few hours of their arrival to hospital enables prompt, targeted management based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment approach. It also allows screening and treatment to start with the appropriate skilled multidisciplinary team as soon as the patient arrives in hospital. 

Faster specialised same day treatment and safe discharge home with links to community services, enhances recovery and associated care planning (which can include end of life care planning) are all benefits of dedicated frailty services.

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