n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Frailty
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Oct 2013|
|Pages||353 - 357|
Clinicians recognise frailty as a state of 'weakness' where there is an increased vulnerability to adverse outcomes and where minor physiological stressors can lead to progressive deterioration. In the frail elderly, each insult results in functional decline which does not recover to prior levels (Fig.1).
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