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Letters Frailty and expectations

Communication and a public campaign needed for expectations in frailty to become realistic

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 18 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4760
  1. Andrew Thorns, consultant in palliative medicine
  1. Pilgrims Hospices, Canterbury CT2 8JA, UK
  1. athorns{at}

Overexpectation in frailty by relatives and patients1 can be tackled only by two actions: improved communication by all …

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