Emergency Care Intensive Support Team (ECIST) - Identifying and managing frailty at the front door

Identifying and managing frailty at the front door 

Why is it important to identify frailty at the front door? 

About 5-10% 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 cohort at especially high risk of adverse outcomes.

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