Frailty: Turning the Titanic. [Letter to the Editor]

Letter to the editor in response to: Reeves, et al. The challenge of ageing populations and patient frailty: can primary care adapt? BMJ 2018;362:k3349


"We note with interest the recent article by Reeves and colleagues [1] regarding frailty in primary care in light of recent policy developments in the UK requiring GPs to identify and treat older people with moderate to severe frailty. The authors suggest that the ultimate success of this initiative will likely hinge on two contingencies: 1) reducing the workload of GPs while also simultaneously 2) improving outcomes for older frail patients ..."


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