Analysis

Older people benefit from comprehensive assessment in hospital

Research shows that for every 20 patients who receive comprehensive geriatric assessments on admission to hospital, one can avoid admission to a care home.
Frailty

Research shows that for every 20 patients who receive comprehensive geriatric assessments on admission to hospital, one can avoid admission to a care home.

In England, 1.8 million people over the age of 60 live with frailty, a clinically recognised state of increased vulnerability (see panel). Of these, almost half are aged over 80.

Healthcare staff focus on managing older people with frailty, as a long-term condition, in their homes, but such people can experience a rapid decline when they are admitted to hospital.

1.8

Million people aged over 60 are living with frailty in England

Source: NIHR

Now the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has published a

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