Letters Frailty in acute care

Patients and their families might not recognise frailty

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5560 (Published 18 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5560
  1. Roger A Fisken, retired consultant physician
  1. Bedale DL8 2JE, UK
  1. daardon{at}yahoo.com

Oliver rightly points out that the NHS needs to improve its assessment and care of frail, elderly people.1 But he does not mention patients’ failure to recognise their own frailty. I have encountered many such patients who insist that they can manage at home without help …

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