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How do I use the Clinical Frailty Scale?

Frailty identification instruments improve patient outcomes, enhance care and help plan for future needs
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Frailty identification instruments improve patient outcomes, enhance care and help plan for future needs

While it is well documented that frailty is not an inevitable part of ageing ( Afilalo et al 2019 , Young and Smithard 2020 ), healthcare professionals have a responsibility to identify people who are living with frailty and support them to optimise their health and well-being.

Establishing and developing the knowledge of how to assess and identify people living with frailty increases positive outcomes for them (Lewis et al 2020) . An effective and relatively simple way to identify frailty in clinical

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