Letters Functional assessment

Consider advanced care planning in functional assessment of older people

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5944 (Published 21 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5944
  1. Mayur Lakhani, GP and chairman1
  1. 1National Council for Palliative Care, London N7 9AS, UK
  1. mk.lakhani{at}gp-c82644.nhs.uk

When assessing older people it is important to consider an advanced care plan if appropriate,1 especially when comorbidity is the rule in this group with a high prevalence of dementia.

It is therefore worth …

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