Rapid improvement guide: identifying and managing frailty


Identify the right tool to use when managing the initial event of health and social care, especially for older patients with frailty.

Identifying and managing frailty at the front door PDF, 66.9 KB

This rapid improvement guide offers simple, clinically acceptable criteria in urgent care to identify a large proportion of older people who are frail.

About 5 to 10% of all emergency department (ED) attendees and 30% of patients in Acute Medical Units are older people with frailty. Focusing on frailty is an exercise in risk stratification - identifying a department at especially high risk of adverse outcomes.


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    • nhsi
    • 24 Jan '17

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