Ugeskr Læger 2016;178:V04160279
In Denmark, there is a lack of consensus in the definition of frailty
Emerging evidence demonstrates the value of frailty as a predictor of adverse outcomes in older persons. Identification of early stages of frailty offers the opportunity to reverse the development of frailty through targeted interventions. Awareness of the vulnerability in frailty can guide appropriate counselling of patients and their families when considering medical interventions. Recognition of frailty may also help identify and optimize the management of coexisting conditions. There is a lack of consensus in Denmark to use frailty and how to best identify, assess and diagnose frailty.