For healthcare professionals only

Letters Frailty in acute care

Author’s reply to Fisken

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 18 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5561
  1. David Oliver,
  2. consultant in geriatrics and acute general medicine
  1. Berkshire
  1. davidoliver372{at}

Fisken is right to highlight that older people living with frailty, dementia, or complex needs can struggle at home and are often at risk of serial re-admission to hospital because they need more support.1 2

He is also right to raise the key role of carers, around …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution


* For online subscription