Intended for healthcare professionals

Letters Frailty and expectations

“Progressive dwindling” or “terminal decline” and end of life care

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4772 (Published 19 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4772
  1. Rathi Ravindrarajah, research associate,
  2. Martin Gulliford, professor of public health
  1. King’s College London, School of Population Health Sciences, London WC2R 2LS, UK
  1. rathi.ravindrarajah{at}kcl.ac.uk

Oliver discusses some of the difficulties faced by geriatricians responsible for the care of frail older people.1 Accumulating evidence shows that a key aspect of the frailty syndrome is its relation to adverse outcomes, including hospital admissions, …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution

Subscribe

* For online subscription