Comprehensive care: research on older patients living with frailty in hospital | The National Institute for Health Research
Comprehensive Care looks at the concept of ‘frailty’ in older people living in hospital. It brings together NIHR research on what can be done to identify and manage the needs of this group of people and avoid potential problems. With the right support, patients can continue to live well at the end of their hospital stay.
This themed review highlights completed and ongoing studies outlining best practice in secondary care for older people living with frailty. It covers assessment; identifying and managing symptoms associated with frailty in hospital; discharge planning; and caring environments.