Letters Medical training

Frailty related aspects of care are under-recognised in UK medical curriculums

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3325 (Published 28 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3325
  1. Paul V Knight, president1,
  2. David Oliver, president elect1,
  3. Zoe Wyrko, director of workforce1,
  4. Adam L Gordon, honorary secretary1,
  5. Gill Turner, vice president for clinical quality1
  1. 1British Geriatrics Society, London EC1M 4DN, UK
  1. paul.knight{at}ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Patients presenting to the NHS are increasingly frail and affected by multiple comorbidities, polypharmacy, cognitive impairment, and physical dependency. Geraint and Fuller recently proposed a model of care for this cohort—recourse to multiple medical specialisms—which is not evidence based.1 One of the examples used to underline their argument, the Cochrane review of stroke unit care,2 is an exemplar of …

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