Frailty measurement and its contribution to clinical care and health services: A commentary

Shannon Wu, Bruce A Leff

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Abstract

Frailty is associated with poorer quality of life and higher healthcare utilization and spending. Despite its importance, no clear consensus exists on the definition of frailty. The recent IJHPR article by Buch et al. significantly contributes to the advancement of Israel's understanding of frailty by estimating for the first time the prevalence of frailty in the country. This commentary discusses the context of past and current advancements in measuring frailty and discusses how frailty measurement can contribute to both clinical care and the organization of health services to care for frail older adults in Israel and other developed countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number27
JournalIsrael Journal of Health Policy Research
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 23 2018

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Keywords

  • Frailty
  • Health services
  • Measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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