Acute care toolkit 3: acute medical care for frail older people – Royal College of Physicians – 24 April 2012

Posted on April 26, 2012. Filed under: Acute Care, Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Acute care toolkit 3: acute medical care for frail older people – Royal College of Physicians – 24 April 2012

News report – New toolkit aims to improve care for frail older people

“The third in the series of acute care toolkits from the Royal College of Physicians aims to improve the care of the frail older patient.

Older people make up 60–70% of hospital inpatients, and most are admitted through an Acute Medical Unit (AMU), making this a key area in which care for older people can be influenced. It can be difficult for doctors to assess frail older patients as they can often arrive at hospital with multiple symptoms or conditions which can make it difficult to deduce the true cause of the admission.

The new six-page toolkit, produced in collaboration with the British Geriatrics Society, recommends procedures for both initial assessment on admission and later Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA).”

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